Welcome to the Newsletter!

Hi all! I hope you great summer and are looking forward to more content from Breaking In The Habit!

As I reflected on the changes that have taken place over the years, I realized that the idea of a “blog” had fallen to the wayside years ago when I started posting reflections on YouTube. I continued to post on the blog whenever a new video or podcast would come out, sometimes giving some behind-the-scenes information, other times just rewriting part of the script. It was tedious, as it never really offered anything new, and I often forgot to do it. Sorry about that.

It’s for this reason that I’ve decided to reformat how I use this site. Instead of a traditional blog, it will serve as a weekly newsletter, hosting all of the week’s content in one place. Look for an email each Saturday morning for videos, podcasts, and news from Breaking In The Habit!

Are you in control of your life?

This was the question I had in this week’s YouTube reflection. Have I gotten to where I am because of my own decisions, or are there other forces as work? Some call it luck, I call it providence.

New Season of Everyday Liminality… with a theme!

Last year, you may have noticed that Tito and I reviewed a lot of movies from the 90s. This was entirely on accident, but made for a great finale episode! Thinking about it over the summer, we decided we wanted to pursue that idea a bit further, and came up with a new idea for this semester. Listen to the trailer below, and look forward to new episodes each week.

The Chosen is back, and so are we!

Last season, Fr. Patrick and I reviewed the first season of the hit show The Chosen. Over the summer, new episodes were released and we’ve had a chance to view them all. Now, what do we think? See for yourself below.

What a summer is was!

If you weren’t following my instagram over the summer, you missed quite a few incredible pictures. In my tour across the US, I visited Cleveland, Nashville, New York, St. Louis, Longview, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, and Houston. I saw some incredible churches and hiked some breathtaking mountains. Here are just a few of my favorites, but be sure to check them out yourself!

News

No major news to report here, yet… but I did post a teaser for something coming soon. I’m happy to almost announce something new coming to the Breaking In The Habit family of media. Look for more information shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a trailer to something coming September 27.

4 Comments on “Welcome to the Newsletter!

  1. Welcome back Casey, I didn’t lose any of your post on Instagram amazing pictures Pilar❤

    On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 6:57 AM Breaking In The Habit wrote:

    > CaseyOFM posted: ” Hi all! I hope you great summer and are looking forward > to more content from Breaking In The Habit! As I reflected on the changes > that have taken place over the years, I realized that the idea of a “blog” > had fallen to the wayside years ago when I st” >

  2. ” I visited Cleveland, Nashville, New York, St. Louis, Longview, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, and Houston.” Very rich and interesting life despite the “vow of poverty”. Do you know that people who are actually poor can’t freely travel around the country on vacation? It is interesting in your most recent video you said that if your life was different you would work as a salesman.

    Regarding your recent video it is funny how you try to mix secular ideas with religious ones quoting malcom gladwell while in general in showing a lacking comprehension of the subject which is not surprising. The idea that environment and hard work and so forth is crucial to a person’s “success(which in America is defined by largely unchristian notions like attaining power, fame and money) is “hard work” and the date you were born. While some of those theories are laughable others are not accurate. With the exception it is true that hard work can make a difference, however what largely determines what a person does and their success is innate ability. That is an idea perfectly conforming to god and not your democratic(anyone can make it, we are all special and equal) modern secular values, if god created/made nature so it is so that nature or god outside of nature bestowed to an individual innate(or inherent) abilities.

    This (not the presence of god but innate abilities) is largely proven true with comprehensive statistical studies in the bell curve as well as other studies and a general observation and logical deduction demonstrates this as well. The book you quote is a pop sociology book and almost no one in the social sciences take gladwell seriously. The fact is the most successful people usually have higher intelligence in fact there is a strong correlation between intelligent and success, the most intelligent one is the more successful they are. Now there are other innate abilities that can enable success too for example musical talent. Also if you look at history those who have achieved the most and stand as relative to giants to other human beings are geniuses. Da Vinci, Shakespeare, Mozart, Einstein. In some instances those individuals achieved more as a child or in a year than others did in an entire lifetime in the same fields. Genius is born, not made. Do you think they magically worked for “10,000” hours and after that precise even number became a genius?

    Anyway I am glad you got to enjoy your vacation.

  3. between intelligence and success* the more intelligent* relative giants*

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