Karen Armstrong

I know that some historians think that she doesn't do history properly, but I have always liked Karen Armstrong's books. She seems to have a breadth of view that is expansive, and incorporates a lot of different ideas and perspectives.

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Blog changes

Well, life changes, things change, so, well, my blogs will change. I've had three blogs since I've been blogging, this main blog, which I've basically had for three years, the technology desk, which I had for about 3 months, which I killed because I realized I couldn't maintain it in seminary, and my ministry blog (The Contemplative and the Mystic), which has been going for more than a year.

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At my wit's end

I've had some interesting things that I wanted to blog about over the past few days. Intriguing events have happened, useful thoughts have arisen, compelling ideas have come, and gone.

And I have had to mostly either put up with slow silly windows machines in a computer lab, or truck my laptop to one or another cybercafe.

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Creating a life, part II

Not so long ago, I said that changes were afoot. I feel finally ready to blog about the most recent results of a process that I've been going through for the past few weeks or so. This is just another leg of the journey I started over two years ago, in my decision to go to seminary. Which, of course, is part of my lifelong journey of creating a life that is fulfilling, of service, and full of spirit.

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Stem cells

Interestingly enough, although I've read a fair bit about stem cells, and, even a long time ago, taught a section of a course on the possible use of stem cells for particular kinds of neurological problems, I haven't blogged about them yet.

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Creating worlds, creating a life

I've always considered myself creative, even though I don't consider myself an artist, per se. I spent a lot of my childhood creating worlds in my head, at the same time as I read countless creations of worlds done by many science fiction writers.

This summer, I became a world creator. I have created a new sci-fi universe, and finished a novel based in it. It was one of the most amazingly fun things I've done in a long time. I got to explore in depth a variety of issues that I think are important in the world, and have fun creating characters, plot, and new worlds.

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