This is the last day before Advent, and so the last day of the year on the Christian liturgical calendar. This week I have again spent the week looking back over the past year, summarizing what has happened on this blog, and in the areas of my life that this blog covers, in the past year. I’ve already covered posts related to the Shine Cycle and to Strategic Primer; today, a look through other posts (poems and “essays”) that have appeared in this space in the past year since last year’s retrospective.
This blog was fairly sparse this past year, with only ten posts outside of the Shine Cycle and Strategic Primer departments.
- First, I announced the release of my poetry collection, A Year in Verse, and also announced the start of a companion blog.
- I wrote holiday posts for Christmas and Ascension Day, describing the Incarnation as the “beachhead” of God’s inevitable victory and the connection of the Ascension to that same idea.
- I also wrote an Ash Wednesday meditation, and my seventh annual Thanksgiving reflection just this week.
- And I set goals for myself at the turn of the civil year—which I’ll examine here next month.
The other four posts were all new poems:
- Ice, an expression of trust in God prompted by the experience of winter
- My versification of Psalm 7.
- Erde Daybreak, set in the as-yet-unpublished world of Aubrey Hansen.
- Molly’s Wedding, a description of a delightful ball I attended last November.
I didn’t blog much in this past year, and when I did it was mostly progress reports for Shine Cycle or Strategic Primer development. I hope to post more regularly, and at greater length, in this coming year (starting by marking Advent, if I can think of something).