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.
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.
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.
The PSR campus wireless has been down for three #!$*ing weeks now. And because I could get wireless in my room, about a month ago, I cancelled my DSL. So I am borrowing bandwidth from cafes, the computer lab, or, much more happily, my SO's wireless. But, it has put a major crimp in my online style.
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.
I love the Pew Research Center. They provide such great data on people's ideas and attitudes. They are a real reality check on what we think is going on in this country. So anyway, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press just released a new study on the relationship between religion and politics.
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.