Olio: What's Next
Triangles, Trifolds and Jiu Jitsu
I’m now doing daily SOS updates on Tiktok as Revfisk in order to convert them to Christianity and set them on the path to getting off Tiktok.
I’m tweeting real time thoughts and ponderings throughout the day @Revfisk with a similar plan of proclamative assault.
Dr. Koontz is still crushing reality, my name attached nicely to the tagline at ABriefHistoryofPower.com.
And, shhh, but MadPXM.com’s long awaited paywall features, including a new, daily missive from me, is at long last on the horizon. Meanwhile, this week…
The Triangle Note Cannot Be Overrated
It’s the best scrap piece of paper on the planet, with nooks and crannies galore. At the moment I need to reset to a new triangle every 2-4 days, but that’s never a problem. It gives me a chance to refresh my calendrical “hard landscape” (cf. GTD,) as well as to mini-slip box those slogans, brands, thoughts or, in this case, formulae which I want to keep thinking on for a few days or more. Tracking this weekend’s Scorpio full moon for kicks is just icing on the corners.
There is no right way to do it. There are many valid ways the triangle paper provides value that the standard scratch pad does not. But they will be unique to you. The only way to discover the versatile utility of the premise is to try it out for yourself. For a short primer on how to make “triangle paper” check it out here: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRoG1Ke7/
Deep in the Tank
The majority of the week was spent on the quest to complete the 501 application for the Hebron Collegium’s parent concept-company, Dark Shore.
The foundation of Dark Shore is to increase audible prayer of the Psalms and reading of the Proverbs in the Name of Jesus Christ among all Christians by both promotions and modeling. Dark Shore achieves this philanthropic enhancement of pious persons, lives and neighborhoods everywhere by providing simplified access to the Bible’s wisdom literature in both print and practice.
Dark Shore promotes the Christian lifestyle of loving your neighbors as yourself through “Psalmic/Proverbial Prayer Discipline.” The vision is being achieved through three missions:
1. A publishing arm to print the message and extend the reach.
2. An all-volunteer network designed to connect the reached.
3. A Spiritual retreat center to exemplify the practice for the connected.
There’s a lot more, but the pictures say it better:
It feels good to have that task largely completed. I am thankful (and somehow unsurprised) that even though I resisted sitting down to the typing task at every chance I got, the process was incredibly helpful in clarifying the work I plan to dedicate the rest of my life to through Dark Shore.
A great example was realizing that the name Dark Shore probably could stand for some explaining. Here’s what happened as a result of that:
Our name Dark Shore.
What does that mean? Psalm 23 says, “Yea, though I walk through the Valley of Death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.” King David sang of what St. Paul later preached when he said, “Be careful how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16.)
We live in a time when racism, climate change, conspiracy theories, and liars whose consciences are seared do not spare the simple or the unlearned. These are dark shores! But there is a light! A lamp shining in a dark place. His name is Jesus Christ and he is your personal Savior and Lord. He forgives you all your sins with his death on the cross. He’s there right now, shining his light around you, calling you to pray Psalm 23 in his name, because that is to know peace, hope and God.
What would Paul do if he had to apply for a 501? Use the opportunity to pray for the conversion of whoever God appoints to read the application, of course!