: :Yes : : NoCheck one.There's an interesting post over at First Things about why it is that Christians express an interest in and affection for Israel and Jews that isn't reciprocated. I've wondered about this before myself and I've never really come to a satisfactory conclusion in my own mind.----------------Listening to: Seatbelts - American … Continue reading Do you like me?
Month: March 2008
The Battle for Azeroth is nominally about the game World of Warcraft (WoW). Really, it's just an attempt to cash in on a phenomenon. A bunch of stupid essays dressed up as analysis of MMORPGs with a focus on WoW. I'd kind of like that time back.----------------Listening to: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - … Continue reading Fight clear.
I was given a copy of Lincoln on Leadership. It's short and an easy read and I blew through it in an afternoon and evening. It was a moderately interesting book that draws lessons from Abraham Lincoln's life to leadership in the business world. Some of it was useful, most of it was things that … Continue reading Simple thoughts.
It doesn’t seem that long. Quite.
But apparently it really was about 20 days and 8 books ago that I last posted any book reviews. This really is the downside of reading so many new books this year instead of making half my books re-reads. I have to do so many of these book review posts.Though I read another book in … Continue reading It doesn’t seem that long. Quite.
Two steps forward, one step back.
I've really struggled with working consistently on catching my other blog up. But I'm determined to succeed. I made up 9 days this evening. So even if I don't work on it again until next Sunday, I'll still have made progress. I ought to be doing about 10 a day to catch up any time … Continue reading Two steps forward, one step back.
Rest in Peace
Arthur C. Clarke died not too long ago and there's a short article in The Atlantic that talks about his opinions on First Things. Where else, if not in a man's obituary ought his thoughts on Life to be considered?----------------Listening to: Cake - Motorcade of Generousity - 13 - Ain't No Goodvia FoxyTunes
Y tienes musculos del acero.
Sheldon strikes again. This is always the sort of thing I imagined was being said on those Spanish soap operas I'd watch for a few minutes occasionally while I was in college. I'd make up dialogue like this (in English) for a little while and then go back to ESPN.----------------Listening to: Alison Krauss & Gillian … Continue reading Y tienes musculos del acero.
Herons in the mist
Walking to the bus stop one foggy morning last week one of the blue herons that occupies the ponds and marshy places in this vicinity flew directly overhead just at the edge of visibility in the mist. Beautiful.----------------Listening to: Metallica - S&M (Disc 1) - 01 - The Ecstasy Of Goldvia FoxyTunes
Claudius has some good lines too.
I have, of late, and wherefore I know not, found a greater appreciation for the point of view of Claudius (the usurping king of Hamlet, not the eponymous character from I, Claudius). That's not strictly true, I guess. It's probably because I fairly recently watched Hamlet again and then also with the commentary by Branagh. … Continue reading Claudius has some good lines too.
No, not the city in Pennsylvania.For some reason I feel rather a large sense of urgency about reading books this year. I'm not sure why that is, considering that I haven't started any more slowly that I have the previous couple of years, really. It's probably related to my new job and schedule, but, looking … Continue reading Reading