This one I've wondered about a while, but it really hit me when I was driving to my music lesson yesterday morning. I saw a couple of billboards on my hour-drive out that featured some services. One was a roofing company that didn't specifically say "Christian," but the name referenced Old Testament ritual (not going … Continue reading #110– Why do some businesses indicate “Christian” in their advertising? What’s the point of that?
I find it weird how some weeks happen to work out. This one's been all over the place. I've been coming home falt-out tired and not wanting to read (gasp) or anything much. I guess it's the stress catching up with me and making me just wanna go straight to sleep when I get home. … Continue reading Been one of those brain-dead weeks, working too hard on some things & not enough for others.
I think I read this article four times today and just kept thinking about it, and about this man and the interesting life he led even though imprisonment and a regime that couldn't allow for change... until he did it himself. At least, I haven't read the book he published yet (sigh--another book to put … Continue reading From Brain Pickings: “The Great Czech Playwright Turned Dissident Turned President Václav Havel on Hope”
Or maybe ovotarian, or whatever you call the one where you can still have a smidge of dairy or eggs in the diet. At least til I get better at cooking healthier (barely started, after all). I'd tried to go vegetarian before, and even went vegan for a bit. Of course, certain old traditional meat-and-potatoes … Continue reading If there’s anything that would make me consider going vegetarian again… it would be the Meat Packing Industry of yesteryear AND today.
I was watching oodles of YouTube vids about Christian apologetics (why I did such a thing without finishing my coffee, I don't know), and somebody in the criticism comments referenced this article. I almost spit my coffee out reading it. The article is a bit stale--nearly 10 years old--but so damn good I couldn't help … Continue reading Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”
(Def not my location, but the spirit's the same) For a bit there, I thought I might be well on the way to dying. I was probably 20 minutes in before I felt the beginnings of a stitch in my side. Oh, I did NOT want that. It's been over a year since I'd done … Continue reading My first day back at cardio kickboxing… nice to know I lasted instead of dying.
I was killing time in Guitar Center last night after my make-up lesson, talking to some staffers and regulars (those Greenpeace activists hanging from the Baytown bridge and the traffic shutdown that way meant I couldn't quite go home yet). Somehow, though perhaps not surprising, we went from a short discussion about why rock music … Continue reading #109–Blitz Q: Who the hell was “Layla” (yes, the one from the Derek & the Dominoes song)?
My Copy: 9780553257199 (image from bn.com) I gotta admit, when it's been a crazy week plus some, a Nero Wolfe book is always a good go-to for me. Black Orchids has two interesting cases in the pages, the first gives the book it's name. "Black Orchids" is actually about orchids, in a sense. Archie's sent … Continue reading Black Orchids, by Rex Stout
I bring this up because somehow I've never had this point come up with my parents: regarding when I'd want to have kids, how many, or what I think it would be like. It occurred to me after this weekend that they'd never asked, either. That's where I think the weekend with mom really went … Continue reading #108– When & how often do parents usually start the “when are you going to have kids?” discussion?
My past few blog-less days were spent frantically cleaning my house and yard (mostly the house) as much as I could and then having my mom and stepdad over. They got to see my new place for the first time. I kept joking "commence the judgment call" all week prior to my friends, but it … Continue reading Family has come to the house, or when you realize you’re a true introvert…