“We live in an open universe,” said William James, “in which uncertainty, choice, hypothesis, novelties and possibilities are natural.”
But if the universe is unfinished, so are we. Each one of us is, in fact, an open universe. Each one of us is a microcosm of uncertainty, choice, hypothesis, novelties and possibilities. Each one of us is an unfinished person in this unfinished universe. And each one of us feels an infinite and mysterious obligation to complete ourselves and somehow contribute to the completion of the universe. [emphasis mine]George Sheehan in This Running Life
The primary purpose of this blog was to serve as a portal into one unfinished person’s life, especially through three elements of not only who he is, but who we all are.
In late October 2005, I began a blog, my first blog, the now defunct just a (reading) fool to chronicle my journey to reach a marathon by the time I was 40. On this blog here, I continued to chronicle my goal to continue running and keep in good health, especially through my themed posts on Motivation Monday.
In late April 2008, I began the now defunct blog Just A (Reading) Fool to keep track of what I had read, was reading and wanted to read. On this blog here, I continued to chronicle my reading, while participating in the occasional meme-related activity, most especially The Sunday Salon and my Midweek Review.
Posts labeled “Mind”, which also include posts on movies, art and poetry.
In December 2007, I began the now defunct blog Journeying with the Saints to chronicle the rest of a journey through The Spiritual Exercises Of St. Ignatius of Loyola that began in September 2007 and ended May 2008. There, I reflected on the Exercises first and then, after I was done with them, on other devotions with a special emphasis on the works of the saints– from Ignatius to St. John of the Cross and St. Benedict, to name a few– as well as sharing resources for devotions and the Exercises. On this blog here, I continued to chronicle my spiritual journey with a special emphasis on the Examen, as practiced by St. Ignatius of Loyola, during a theme I call Flashback Friday.