Okay, this one's been bugging me off and on for a year. I see the term dropped randomly in questioning blogs, atheist blogs and videos, Christian articles, etc. It seems self-evident to a lot of people, but not to me. And I think it's the term. When I first heard the word "apologetics," I first … Continue reading #087–What the Heck are Christian Apologists?
I forgot the downside of doing so much cleaning and ripping carpet out when I can't sleep at 3 a.m: dust allergies out the wazoo. That's been me the past few days. There's so much that needs to be done to get this house in order so that all the junk is gone, items are … Continue reading A Long Week to Work and Think…
Yeah, I don't mean it has to be all at the same time. Like I could break it up into a couple sets throughout the day or something, but that's what I want to aim for--be able to do 100 push-ups a day. Maybe next year I'll go for sit-ups (shudder). That said, yes, it's … Continue reading A new, fun (painful, crazy) goal: be able to do 100 push-ups a day by the New Year.
I think it's one of those super-obvious things regarding willpower, goals, etc.... but at the same time so damned complex. I get that I had a whole bunch of stuff to try out and experiment with, and that worked out okay, but then another thing and another thing came along until all my plans were … Continue reading Those weeks when it’s probably better if plans are NOT made….
My Copy: 9780199267170 (image from amazon.com) Well, it'll be closer to "finished by Thanksgiving," but "Year of Shakespeare" has that rhyme thing that sounds better...and if I fall behind it may well BE a year. I've had an awkward relationship with Shakespeare's works from day 1. It kinda sucks when the only way you have … Continue reading A Year of Shakespeare–Tackling the Bard’s works one at a time from “The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works (2nd ed.)”, ed. by Stanley Wells & Gary Taylor
"Meditation" seems like a pretty simple concept, until I get looking and reading up on techniques and tips on how to do it best. There's not much of a consensus on how to do it properly, it seems. I've thumbed through a half dozen books, a lecture or two, some websites, and there are a … Continue reading #038–How do you know you’re meditating correctly?
I've always been a Radio Flyer fan, still have two I use for hauling stuff around. This pic cracked me up. I want that! Anyhoo-- Time to get things going (after Labor Day weekend--oh joy). I've never cared for it, but at least this year the parties might be more akin to neighborly-cleanup work parties … Continue reading Getting back on the wagon when all the pieces are up in the air
I spent hours and days making my Plan of Attack to clean and throw crap away that I don't need. Now that dad's home, that's slowed to a trickle because I want him to get his rest. But my office--I think I'll have to re-read Dante's Inferno to figure out what level of Hell it … Continue reading Let’s do the Time Warp (but actually LEARN something this time)
My Copy: 9780307453662 Finally! A book useful for those (poor schmucks?) among us who don't have that same, steady paycheck every week or two (or month). My prayers were answered when I found this, jaw dropping to the floor. I read about half a dozen books regarding budgeting, personal finances, goal setting, etc., but there was … Continue reading The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed, by J. D’Agnese & D. Kiernan
Oh, April, you're here at last. I'm relieved because it means this yo-yo hot/cold will finally stop (and will creep toward summer faster than we know, but at least the flu will knock it off a while). It also means I'll stop biting my nails when I get a text about my bank account, because … Continue reading Ah, April–Spring in Texas (officially) & new beginnings