muraven's Journal

Andy Mason
I'm 33(!) years old, and about six years ago I was laid off from my job and moved back to New Jersey after almost a decade between school and work living in the Washington, DC Metro area. I am a writer (poetry mostly) suffering through a long and painful case of writer's block. I am currently trying to rekindle my dormant writing skills, but so far have met with little success. I am currently single (hell, who am I kidding, I'm always single) and am currently on a quest for meaning in life. I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life or where my future is taking me. I'm sure God has a plan for me, but He's certainly not giving me any hints at the moment. Hopefully I'll find out soon, it's driving me crazy.
acting, adoration, alison krauss, angels, anti-death penalty, anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-war, appalachia, arlington virginia, art, bible, blessed sacrament, blessed virgin mary, bluegrass, books, boost!, broadway, buffy the vampire slayer, bvm, c.s. lewis, caritas in veritate, catholic, catholicism, catholics, charity, cheesesteak, christ, christian, christianity, civil rights, community, community service, computers, consistent life ethic, contemplation, deus caritas est, dorothy day, edgar allan poe, england, english literature, ethiopian food, eucharist, extraordinary form, faith, farmers market, firefly, foreign policy, franciscan, g.k. chesterton, gaelic, gentrification, girls, god, history, holy spirit, human rights, humanae vitae, incense, ireland, irish, j.r.r. tolkien, jazz, jesus, latin, latin mass, liturgy, london, lord of the rings, loud music, love, marymount university, mass, meditation, ministry, mountains, movies, music, musicals, my fair lady, nature, new jersey, nickel creek, nonprofit, novels, online comics, paintings, peace, philadelphia, philadelphia union, philly, philosophy, plays, poetry, politics, pope benedict xvi, pope john paul ii, pro life, pro-peace, pubs, reading, retreats, riverside high school, rock, roman catholic, roman catholicism, roman catholics, rugby, scotland, scottish, serenity, service, shakespeare, short stories, simplicity, simpsons, soccer, social justice, social work, sonnets, soren kierkegaard, south jersey, spe salvi, st. clare, st. elizabeth ann seton, st. francis, st. michael, st. vincent de paul, star trek, stargate sg-1, summorum pontificum, taizé, thai food, theater, thievery corporation, tolkien, transubstantiation, traveling, union station, vincentian, virgin mary, virginia, volunteering, washington dc, wawa, wmmr, women, worship, writing,