06 April 2008
I'm sure I have no readers left. And there are so many blogs now. And most of those I started blogging with have given it up.
And I haven't felt as though I had anything to say in a couple of years.
So why don't I just delete the blog and give it up?
I don't know.
Why do I keep putting up posts that say I'll get back to it soon?
I don't know.
If a blogger posts a thought, and there is no one around to read it, is it a worthwhile exercise?
25 April 2007
Most of the folks I "knew" online no longer blog. But a few still post occasionally, and I've kept reading.
Who knows...I might even develop a readership this time. Regular posting might help...
A real post either later tonight or tomorrow.
08 September 2006
Things are good with the family. We've all been busy. Stitchwitch is figuring out how to juggle homemaking, child-rearing, and running a business. I'm exploring more opportunities to direct again. I'll be directing a musical this spring. I am very excited about that.
That's about all. As I've thought things over lately, I don't feel I have anything to contribute to the "blogosphere". Certainly, we don't need one more self-righteous voice shreiking in the darkness. And I grow weary of arguing about things over which I have no authority -- neither power to affect change, nor responsibility for decision making. Thank God for small mercies.
If I feel so inclined, I might do some write-ups over the next few weeks of what I've been reading and watching of late. But I'm not making any promises.
23 August 2006
02 August 2006
Well, in addition to taking care of the now-7-month old new one, my wife and a friend of hers have launched a company:
Pink Ink Writers, copywriting and graphic design services
Check out the site. Give them some feedback. Hire them, if you need copy or graphics.
31 July 2006
I largely stopped blogging because I had nothing to say. I'm still not sure I have anything to say, but I'm being told to say things. It ocurred to me, as I thought about this all weekend, that what I have to say concerning the Arts (especially drama), a little political philosophy, and my struggles with vocational discernment might prove interesting to a few people. And, at worst, I would simply spare my wife of my endless prating around the house.
If you want topical, insightful commentary on current events, look eslewhere. My blood pressure is grateful that I quit following those things a while back. If you want ComBox wars, go kick the anthill over at Mark Shea's place, which you probably do anyway, since he has orders of magnitude beyond my readership (do I still have readers?).
If you want to comment, email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll endeavor to post some film reviews, and some thoughts I've had on the state of live theater in the West, and how that mirrors the state of Liturgy in the West. This week will be busy at work, but I'll put out what I can.
Oh, and since I'm a technical illiterate, I did enable Blogger's RSS feed-thingy. I have no idea how to make it work, or if I need to do anything else at all.
I've ditched the site meter, the Blogroll, and most of the other trappings of my old blog. And I'm contemplating moving to another software package with my own URL, since there's some original work I'd like to post, and I recall (from the dark ages when this thing started) there being a clause in the Blogger Terms of Service that gave them the IP rights to whatever I publish through this software. I don't know if that's still the case, but I really don't enjoy IP litigation.
10 February 2006
| You scored as Serenity (Firefly). You like to live your own way and donâ??t enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.|
Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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08 February 2006
He and I disagree about economics, but we are united about Harry Potter. At least we agree about the important things. *grin*
I am tired of anti-Potterites, Protestant or Catholic, using half-baked arguments to condemn the books. I am tired of explaining to people that those quotes of children saying they hate Jesus because of the Harry Potter books came from an Onion article, and aren't real. I am tired of Catholic writers from Canada who knowingly misrepresent what the former Cardinal Ratzinger once wrote regarding the Harry Potter books. I am heartily sick and tired of people who think that what the Bible says about the occult or witchcraft has the least thing to do with the Harry Potter books. I am sick and tired of puritans who think the commandment that prohibits bearing false witness againt one's neighbor suddenly does not apply when discussing J.K. Rowling.
My magazine (see link) is on record time and again endorsing and defending the Harry Potter books. Like Mark, I fully endorse John Granger's Looking for God in Harry Potter, and gave it a positive review in my magazine.
The Harry Potter books are the most profoundly Christian literature being produced today. Christian theology and beauty practically drip off of every page. The books rejoice in, honor, revere, promote, defend, wallow in, and celebrate goodness and courage like nothing else in popular culture today.
And so, with regard to anti-Potterites and their dishonest tactics, I have simply run out of patience. They are all idiot Church Ladies.
Sean issued this lovely piece in a ComBox on Mark Shea's Catholic and Enjoying It. I thought it was good enough to post in a more public environment, although why I chose my unread blog is a mystery.
Be that as it may, I hope y'all enjoy.
|You Are a Soy Latte|
At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed
At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky
You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn't cutting it
Your caffeine addiction level: medium
Courtesy Jelly Pinched Wolf, who's running a poetry night at a local cafe later this month. Head over to his place for the details, and if you're in the DFW Metroplex, drop by.
29 December 2005
With that in mind, I'll endeavor to post more regularly in the new year, and I'll talk with a friend about a site redesign, since I've no patience to learn HTML.
All that said, family from New Olreans is well. Most came through with little damage to property. The ones who left went back in early October and are rebuilding. Nothing has returned to "normal" and it probably never will. But they are there and doing what needs to be done.
Stitchwitch and I lost a baby prematurely last month (in November). His twin is thriving in NICU. By God's grace, we'll bring him home sometime before Lent.
My company is being sold. I'm undecided as to whether or not I ought to look for a new job in finance or fly the coop to "do my own thing".
Prayers are appreciated. We are well. It was a very fruitful Advent, and this is Christmastide, so we're partying steadily until Epiphany.
Oh, and I'm considering ending my days of blogging semi-anonymously. If any bloggers who read me would drop me a note at email@example.com and let me know whether they think this is a good idea or not, I'd appreciate some feedback before I take a rather irrevocable plunge. Or perhaps I should start an alternate site under my real identity and never the twain shall meet, so to speak.
01 September 2005
Anyone who wants details on whereabouts of my relatives are welcome to email me:
It's going to be a while before anyone goes home, assuming that ever happens. Eight more weeks of hurricane season to go -- this year.
In other, completely unrelated news, Stitchwitch and I will become homeowners as of September 12th. And we're expecting twins this February or March.
Back to flood related stuff: if anyone knows the whereabouts of Charlotte Cocciara, James Tebbee & family, Megan Anastasia Clay, or any of the other folks from my old stomping grounds, holler via the above email address.
Stitchwitch is compiling contact info for those of you who need to contact relief agencies. Email us and she'll forward it out.
16 August 2005
- you're more genetically fit than 62% of the current population -
|My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness Test written by gwendolynbooks on Ok Cupid|
Hat Tip to Cacciaguida.
09 August 2005
| You scored as Albus Dumbledore. Strong and powerful you admirably defend your world and your charges against those who would seek to harm them. However sometimes you can fail to do what you must because you care too much to cause suffering.|
Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
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Hat tip to the Jelly-Pinched Wolf