Doubt, Depression, Dread-Mornings of the Soul

From 2014: I'm trying to write a new post about depression and doubt. One does not do this without referencing Leonard Cohen and Ernest Hemingway. I looked up some old posts for reference, only to find that I'd written this almost a year ago to the day: https://chriscocca.com/2013/02/08/rockstars-and-whetstones-and-ssris-steven-hyden-and-a-bunch-of-other-stuff/ I can't say that my medical situation … Continue reading Doubt, Depression, Dread-Mornings of the Soul

Jesus, Toure, Theology, etc.

I can't speak to the meat of this piece, and the piece it opposes, as it relates to post-blackness. On the other hand, ethnographically, I do know something about the immigrant experiences of my own kin, and people like them, in the history of 20th century Americanization.  Clearly, I cannot (and have no reason to … Continue reading Jesus, Toure, Theology, etc.

Bartleby, the Carpenter; Bartleby the King of Pop: The Inevitability of Jesus and Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson died in 2009.  This post is from 2013.  I enjoyed this recent post from Wandering Mirages about the eponymous hero (or something) of Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener.   Wandering Mirages concludes that Bartleby is all things at once: But, in the end, in the tragic and evasive end, the novella had proved … Continue reading Bartleby, the Carpenter; Bartleby the King of Pop: The Inevitability of Jesus and Michael Jackson

The Good News is Supposed to Be Good

And Jesus said “the time has been fulfilled.  The Kingdom of God is has come near. Repent, and believe the good news.” “Master,” they said, “what is the good news? Tell us, so that we might believe it.” And Jesus answered them:  “the time has been fulfilled.  The Kingdom of God has come near. Repent, … Continue reading The Good News is Supposed to Be Good