A wonderful quote

I'm happily reading my assignment for the course everyone here is calling "the bible class" – a big 4.5 credit whopper of a course with tons of readings and assignments. I'm reading chapter 3 of a book called "Introduction to the Hebrew Bible." (Collins) It's quite a good book, so far. At various points, he is throwing in zingers for anyone who has any idea that the bible might be inerrant. Here's a great one about the story of Adam and Eve, the serpent, and the apple:

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Flood waters release sewage

I won't say this is going to be my last post on the Katrina aftermath. But I am going to take a break from reading and writing about it for a while. It's just too difficult.

You might read the title to mean that I'm going to talk something about what's actually happening in the flood mess of New Orleans. The waters of New Orleans are now a toxic sludge of human waste, dead bodies, chemicals, oil, and who knows what else. But I'm really talking metaphorically.

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Unreal

A friend sent this. It's an eyewitness story to some of what happened in New Orleans. I hesitated to post it here, but I realized it was sent to an email list, so it's out there anyway. It needs to be publicized. This is a terrible story.

Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:07 PM
Subject: Saramago's Blindness Revisited — an eyewitness account from New Orleans

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Two friends of mine-paramedics attending a conference-were trapped in New
Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. This is their eyewitness report.  –PG

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Blog Notes

There are some changes afoot. First off, I killed off my 3rd (most short lived, but, surprisingly, most visited) blog, Pearlbear's Technology Desk (the posts will remain up, but I won't be adding to them.) My brain just isn't in technology right now. Believe it or not, I stopped reading Slashdot, and can barely make it through my Engaget RSS feed before closing the window. I know, what happened?

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