Spent the last two weeks on the East Coast visiting family. The first week was with my in-laws in Philadelphia and the second week was with my immediate family in Northern Virginia. Good times were had. I'll see about maybe posting a few pictures in a few days.As a result of the vacation, my reading … Continue reading Vacation and Some Books
Month: October 2006
Pity the poor materialist.
I've debated a bit on different but similar topics with Beren IV in the past, and each time I came away feeling a mix of pity and contempt. I try to make it more pity and less contempt, but it is quite difficult for me. Truly, I am not certain whether it is deliberate refusal … Continue reading Pity the poor materialist.
Interestingly, the main thing that I got out of this article in the Washington Post (which I found via The Corner) was not anything having to do with cursive handwriting or the death of penmanship, but rather a desire to learn shorthand. How cool would that be? It would be like knowing a foreign language … Continue reading Handwriting
Whatever happened to…?
I was surfing around on YouTube this morning (while keeping an eye on my daughter to ensure that the crayons are only used on her paper and not on, say, the walls and carpet) and ran across some music videos for Staind. I enjoyed some of their music when I was in college and realised … Continue reading Whatever happened to…?
Probably really late to this, but I found an interesting version of Pachelbel's Canon on YouTube. Someone else arranged it, but the playing is impressive.
Ugh. Been a slow month. Haven't read much, haven't blogged much.Did watch a couple Jackie Chan films this past week, Gorgeous and New Police Story, the latter having nothing to do with his earlier Police Story films. Gorgeous had a bit of Jackie's slapstick humour and a couple good fights, but was mostly forgettable and … Continue reading October Doldrums
Paul Johnson writes interesting books
I finished Paul Johnson's Creators a couple days ago. (I missed squeezing it into September's total by about 30-ish pages and having to get up early for church on 1 October.) It was another fascinating book. All three of his books that I've read have been both interesting and very instructive. This book covers a … Continue reading Paul Johnson writes interesting books
Thank you, Dan Patrick.I think that applies since I've managed to read 51 books in the last two months. More than 1/3 of my year-to-date total, in fact. It's wonderful until I realise how much more I could have done in all those other months. O! for lost Januaries and Februaries!