365 T-shirts - the reasoning

This blog should be sub-titled: a journal of my life in geek.

I get my geek on with things about which I am geeky: comic books, Baseball, Ultimate, science fiction, my favorite bands, books I have read and loved, and Jungian psychology to name some of the most frequently traversed subjects.

I began this project simply as a way to count my T-shirts. I own a lot of T-shirts. But how many do I have? Do I have 365? We shall find out.

When I started this blog, I thought about how each T-shirt means something to me. I bought it for a reason, after all. I set myself the task to post an entry about a new T-shirt every day as a way to simply write something every day, a warm up for writing fiction, which is my passion. Writing is like exercise. Warm ups are good for exercise. But after completing a month of blogging about T-shirts, I have learned that this blog serves as a journal; it documents my life in geek, sort of a tour of my interests in pop culture. The blog serves as a tool for self-inventory, for assessment and analysis of self and the origins of self, for stepping through the process of individuation in catalogues, lists, and ranks.

The blog also made me aware that I have some serious gaps in my T-shirt ownership, and I am in the process of collecting some new T-shirts for several of the great popular culture icons that I truly love. Stay tuned.

I was also a bit surprised that people checked out my blog and continue to check it, read it, and even comment on it. I am very appreciative of this readership. Please feel free to share your thoughts in my comments section. I will respond.

Also, please note that I have moved the original introductory text to the side bar. And now, I present to you the most recent entry of 365 T-shirts: a journal of my life in geek. Thank you for reading.
(Second Update - 1310.24. First Update - 1306.05 Originally Posted - 1304.25.)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

T-shirt #51: One Love; One God

T-shirt #51: One Love; One God

I considered just posting pictures without text as a change of pace for today's shirt.

But as a writer, I am not sure I can be silent. Maybe I will try this in a future blog post. Though I am not sure I am going to have a better shirt for which it's worth letting the picture carry the meaning than this one.

As it is, I am not going to write much, both due to necessity and because the image really does speak volumes and much more eloquently than I can.

I will share the following anecdote.

A few years back, there was an incident at Western Michigan University (WMU). I do not recall the details (and they really do not matter), but it was a hateful incident, a case of discrimination. The WMU president wrote a letter to the university to promote "tolerance." This struck me as the wrong message. If I am not part of the majority, I do not want to be tolerated.
I want to be accepted.

Love, right?

One Love.


- chris tower - 1305.11 - 14:13

PS: Too much? Too subtle? Not subtle enough?