I just finished the Metaphysics & Mystery course I started several weeks ago. I had first intended to participate with the actual class (apparently 2000 participants), but I really do not fair well with schedules, due dates, or specific meeting times.

Sorry. I guess you’ll have to sue me.

But, I did go ahead and finish the course asynchronously (where I shine). It was an interesting course, and, although the instructor and organizers were less than inspiring (more on that later), I did come away with a quite tantalizing and thought provoking list of questions.

The questions and my answers I’ve included in this post. If you wish to comment about my answers, about the questions, the topics – well, just about anything – please do so in the comments section below. Do keep in mind, though, these answers (and their questions) are a work in progress. They are a reflection of how I might feel about a topic at this particular time, influenced by a myriad of factors.

You can read all of my course reviews here.

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I spotted this article on my Pocket feed this morning after I got back from a nice 3 hour ride to the beach. I laughed out loud when I saw the title, Faking it: Could I go From being an Introvert to an Extrovert in One Week?”

Being an introvert myself, and someone who has dealt with this topic all my life, I couldn’t help but respond.

But, first, check out all my articles and posts at my website blog feed here.

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I managed to catch the latest installment of the Terminator franchise tonight. I have to say, I think it lives up to the hype.

That’s not to say there aren’t some things I think they should have avoided, a few things with which they could have done better. But, all in all, it’s a great addition to the overall universe of AI infused machines hell bent on destroying humanity. Be forewarned. This review will have a lot of spoilers.  

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Look, people! You really need to get it together on this already.

Artificial Intelligence has arrived. The human race is doomed. You might as well get used to it. Don’t take it out on the innocent self-driving cars you are starting to see on the local street corner.

They didn’t do anything to you. They can’t feel anything. In fact, they don’t realize you exist. They don’t even know they exist!

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Just finished watching Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix Special – Sticks and Stones. Quite impressive. Of course, the rest of the world was critical, but only because they seemingly go berserk when someone starts speaking the truth.

My favorite quote of the entire show: “I can’t live in this world you’re proposing.”

Classic. You really need to watch it.

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Welcome to my uThM Research Journal, a monthly summary and analysis of my coursework thus far. You can read more about it here.

You can read all of my journal entries here.

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I just finished my first official online course on Monasticism and Monastic Theology, part of my uThM Program.

I looked for awhile before I uncovered the free courses by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B at Saint John’s Seminary. The website is actually a treasure trove of courses and other resources available to the public.

You can check it out here.

Likewise, all of my coursework from my uThM Program can be found here.

I also keep a monthly Research Journal that analyzes and integrates what I’m learning. You can find that here.

So, let’s dig into my review of the online course, Monastic Spiritual Theology.

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This is my discussion assignment from the online course on Monasticism and Monastic Theology, part of my uThM Program. You can find the course homepage here.

Likewise, all of my coursework from my uThM Program can be found here.

I also keep a monthly Research Journal that analyzes and integrates what I’m learning. You can find that here.

So, let’s dig into my final assignment for this online course, Monastic Spiritual Theology.

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The Planet Earth Collection is a series of programs in 4K that cover the natural world on planet earth. It aired on the BBC for several years and also on the Discovery Channel.

I have been wanting to watch the series for years, and I’m glad I finally took the time to do so. It was a well produced documentary/nature show, with stunning visuals. I have posted my course assignment (a paper covering the nature of the series, angelic beings, life and death, and the coming new heavena nd earth. It’s now posted on my Patreon page. Check it out!

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The Theology Program is an online series of courses focused on the fundamentals of theology released in the early 2000. Despite the dwindling of the ministry over the years, I do believe this series is still very relevant and has some good information to sift through.

I found the first course rather engaging, especially completing the workbook after watching the lectures. I have posted the entire 25 page document on my Patreon page. Check it out!

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It has been approximately six months since my heart attack and the subsequent passive aggressive battle the VA has been waging against me, as they try their best to squirm out of paying the bill. Good news, I’m still alive. Well, maybe that’s good. At this point, I’m not certain. Let me explain….

This is part of my Medical Crisis series. Stay tuned, as I will be posting periodically on my progress.

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Most documents I write for my uThM program are posted on my Patreon page, allowing supporters exclusive access. This time around, though, I chose to post this review on the blog directly, as I thought it was important enough to serve as a public service announcement more than anything else. If interested, you can see other posts about my uThM here.
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