Friday, January 15, 2010

Disasters of All Sorts Mash-Up

As you may have noticed I put up a review yesterday. My first ever. It's a little harder than it looks like it ought to be. For me anyway. Trying to say something negative but nicely isn't my style. Generally just put it out there and let the chips fall. Guess I could continue that way, but as I mentioned elsewhere the authors get feedback and I don't want to need a lawyer or something in case someone gets offended. Besides after doing a couple of the NaNoWriMo sprints I have a little more compassion for an author. A little more. On the other hand, if I can churn out something coherent then authors with all the agents and editors ought to be able to do that much more. Right? I think so.

So now what's next? Do it again, I guess. Requested another book and figure it'll get here in a couple of weeks. Book rate to the sticks is so so so slow. That's OK. I'll find something to occupy myself in the meantime.

Like trying to learn Greek, biblical Greek that is. Found a site that has the lectures et al so I ordered the books I needed and started a little bit ago. So far so good. But how much trouble can you get into in the intro and first lesson? Time will tell.

Surprised how much I already recognized. Did a workbook style study a long time ago but had no instruction to go with it. Must've been a pretty good workbook for me to have remembered anything. Why would I want to do such a thing as study Greek? The challenge mostly, I guess. To have a new way to look at the NT maybe? What about I just feel like it?

Following the Haiti mess as closely as I can. Can't begin to imagine. And what's worse it's not all that far from the way they live most of the time really. Just accentuated with more death and need. The questions are beginning to surface about how much assistance is enough in this situation. Outside of the obvious, urgent needs, is building an infrastructure that didn't exist before the earthquake the right thing to do? (Back to the we can but should we line from Jurassic Park.) Or is that considered overstepping bounds and interferring with their right of self determination or something? BTW, where's whatever's left of their government besides whining that he had nowhere to sleep. Just asking.

Enough to the newsy stuff. Get a steady flow of that elsewhere anyway. But before I leave that behind, one last thing. What's Congress up to these days? Pretty quiet on that front newswise. That's generally isn't a good thing. Lately, at least. Is it possible they are working? Picked up a couple of lines that they are trying to get healthcare jammed onto the desk in the Oval Office before some elections take place and before the state of the union. Hmm. Oh, btw. Tax the bad banks idea. Wonder who is really going to pay for that one? The banks? Sure. As they pass the cost through to guess who. Or maybe I'm jaded.

That's my two cents worth for the time being. Have to practice writing my alphabet now.

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