OK, so I'm starting my New Year's resolution a day earlier.  For a few years now, I have kept a Catcher in the Rye-ish journal to document the daily happenings and insights from my lived experience.

: (adj.) -ly (adv.) rantings of a semi-crazy person,
 Dwight's journal is quite Catcher-in-the-Rye-ish.  Dwight's blog entries seem to be composed Catcher-in-the-Rye-ishly. (Salinger, 1951)

The Catcher in the Rye

I use the qualifier "-ish" to as a statement of self-reflection in comparison to Holden Caufield (Salinger, 1951) It never occurs to an actual crazy person that they could possibly be such...read Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, "The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums")  If I may be so bold, some of my previous entries were quite extraordinary and in light of my recent reading of Romans Chapter 12, I am resolving to share my insights.  We are gifted for the benefit of others. If my journal serves as a mere opiate, my effort is little more than "mental masturbation". (Dave from class, I would cite him more completely but I should probably ask first) 
Thus, I am committed to submitting myself to the judgement and evaluation of any and all who would desire to do so.

So I invite critique, argument, or derision, but I would prefer fawning, applause, or awe-inspired silence. (Dr. Shelden Cooper, 2010)

In all seriousness, fear-of-evaluation is a lingering effect that has emerged in me as a result of the recent unpleasantness to which I was subjects. This is an effort, on my part to experience and develop what Tedeschi and Calhoun would call Post-Traumatic Growth. (1995) read Trauma and Transformation: Growing in the Aftermath of Suffering

Trauma and Transformation: Growing in the Aftermath of Suffering

With that:

"Let the Madness Begin" (Osbourne, Ozzy, 1981)

Posted at 12/31/2012 12:39:27 pm by Wildolive


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