Author: Derek

The rut in which one is stuck

Recently, I felt like I was in a creative rut. Since my previous post about the major change at work, I’ve found myself having a difficult time sitting down and focusing. Focusing on reading had been difficult. Focusing on writing had been difficult. Even things like prayer, doodling, and playing video

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Lately, I’ve been on a kick where I’ve been reading more classics of western literature. The most recent piece I finished was the 14th century English tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (the J.R.R. Tolkien translation). I had a basic familiarity with Arthurian legend going into the tale–Camelot, Merlin,

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Writing Again

I’m not a serial blogger, but I’m a serial blog starter. If I have just one problem (and living in a fallen world, I have many more than that), it’s that I start a personal website, maintain it for a while, then give up on it. That said, my last

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