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Posted 25 minutes ago

Man.  Gotta get my bench up.  The guys in my weight class I’m competing against have similar squats and deads to me, but 50+ more pounds on bench….

Posted 28 minutes ago

Just got the roster for my meet this weekend.  My class is actually the biggest with 12 lifters.  Two of them competed at the same meet last year and got 1400+ totals, so my only chance is top three, and that’s pretty doubtful.  Ah well.

Posted 48 minutes ago
God’s election of creation in Christ is an “aesthetic” action, which expresses the Father’s pleasure in the Son, and the response of the church can be only “aesthetic” as well: that is to say, Christ bequeaths the church neither simple ethical principles nor “facts” of heaven, but a way of being in the world, a form that must be answered “gracefully.” Only insofar as it attends to the very real practical task that the form of Christ imposes may theology affirm that Christ is, as Augustine says, the wellspring of all beauty (De diversis quaestionibus octoginta tribus 23). There is no autonomous sphere of “ethics” within Christian thought, no simple index of duties to be discharged; the translation of the narrative of Christ into practice must proceed as an imaginative reappropriation of that narrative, a correspondence by way of variation, and requires a feeling for - and capacity to “perform” - the shape of Christ’s life. To see the glory of Christ in the soul as in a mirror, to be transformed into that same image from glory to glory by the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18), is to return always again to this finite form and attempt, amid the contingencies of time, to express it anew, to allow Christ to be formed within the church and within Christians (Gal. 4:19).
David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of the Infinite
Posted 10 hours ago



I need to reblog this again because this cat’s face

you can see it counting down from ten in its head

(Source: certifieddating)

Posted 11 hours ago

From an image of Larry Pacifico.

Posted 11 hours ago
Whisky recommendations for someone looking to expand their palate beyond the typical stuff?
liftalltheplates asked

Honestly, I stick to pretty conventional stuff, what is cheap (~$30 or less) and drinkable in my area.  That’s bourbon, more often than not.  My go-to’s are Wild Turkey, Bulleit (I like their rye especially), Maker’s Mark, Buffalo Trace, and Eagle Rare.  I don’t like many of the cheap scotches.  The best in the $30 and under imo are Johnny Walker Black (red is undrinkable), and Trader Joe’s actually has a surprisingly good 10 yr single malt now.

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Posted 13 hours ago

Feeling pretty low…As I was leaving the seminar I’ve been attending, several of the other grad. students were talking about going to get drinks.  Nobody said anything to me; I thought about inviting myself, but (a) that would have been awkward, and (b) I still had my long commute home to look forward to and just wanted to get it over with.  But then I just felt lonely and mad at the situation, not having any friends or really even knowing anybody, having to commute to a school I’m just visiting anyway, etc.  And since Fran’s working overnights, of course I’m coming home to an empty apartment and looking forward to another night of very little sleep….

Posted 1 day ago
Peanuts West deadlifting from blocks.

Peanuts West deadlifting from blocks.