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Anxiety, the Arts, and Spontaneous Combustion

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The Wise Guise is approaching its 500th post. We never dreamed what this site would become when we first launched it in early 2012 and we have no idea what it will be like when we publish the 1,000th post. But we’re thankful for all of our friends and family who have supported and shared our work. We’re also thankful for our brilliant friends who take time from doing big things and write for our site. One of our closest …

New Vandy Comedy Sketch Artist’s Quest to Define Sororities

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With Vanderbilt’s 5-4 football team garnering national attention today with a new profile by Chris Low on ESPN.com, Vanderbilt is starting to go viral in another way as well. Beginning to pick up viral momentum, Foolin’ Around Vandy’s latest YouTube video is called “The Sorority Report.” It’s a basic concept executed beautifully – a sophomore at Vandy dresses up like a character from the universe of Wes Anderson and dead-pan interviews people all over campus, striving to learn all there is …

Vanderbilt Football Anchors Down in The Swamp

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Smiles from ear to ear. Fist-pumping. Chanting “Anchor Down”, “Brand New Vanderbilt”, and love for Coach James Franklin. Mockingly doing the Gator Chomp. But at this point in this season, I can’t help but wonder if this is just the status quo of Vanderbilt football from here on out. The past is firmly behind us. The sky is the limit. As our old friend Kevin Garnett said, “Anything is possible!”

Bright Spots: Being Truly Brave

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My wife, Palmer, sent me this video a few days ago. She warned me to prepare for tears. So I don’t know why I decided to wait to watch it until I was sitting in a full law library. Regardless, I think you’ll enjoy this video that has gone viral, made by the patients and staff at University of Minnesota’s Children’s Hospital. As I was watching it, I couldn’t help but think back to this quote from Gandalf in last …

Jon Stewart Takes On the ObamaCare Launch

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When he’s good, he’s good. Jon Stewart has made two things clear during his long and hilarious run as host of The Daily Show: (1) He leans left and is more sympathetic to liberal causes and the Democratic Party. (2) He takes no prisoners and will call a spade a spade, hilariously attacking incompetence from politicians and policies across the political spectrum and from both parties. Combined together, this means he often reserves some of his most scathing critiques for failures …

Fantasy Worldviews – From Middle Earth to Westeros (Fare Forward Excerpt)

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Author’s Note: This post is excerpts of an essay I wrote for Fare Forward. I highly recommend you visit that site, like the publication on Facebook, and even become a subscriber.  It’s a collection of people much smarter and much better at writing than me, discussing all topics you could imagine through a deeply intellectual Christian worldview.  I’m humbled to have written for them previously and for them to have been kind enough to invite me back to write again. They’re …