December 30, 2005

Chesterton roasting on an open fire....

Among the fine gifts I received this Christmas was a book from my wife by G. K. Chesterton. My impression after starting my third book by Chesterton is that his writing is intellectually rewarding, but slow-going.

In general, some forms of reading material, like a comic book or Xanth novel, are "mind candy". Other books, such as a Sherlock Holmes novel, are a gourmet meal. So far, my impression of Chesterton's writing is that it is like attempting to ingest a thick filet mignon sans utensils. I imagine that without the benefit of a fork and knife, you'd have to just chew off a piece of steak. No matter how hungry you are, or how appetizing and well prepared the steak is, it's going to take a while.

So excuse me, I've got a book to chew for the rest of the evening.

December 25, 2005

Wishing you a

Merry Christmas.

May the joy and peace brought by the knowledge of and faith in Jesus be yours this season.

December 15, 2005

Christmas came early....well sort of.

I wound up buying a small table saw in order to finally be able to complete a couple of projects that have been lurking around the house and in my conscience. ( You know the feeling - I shoulda been working on that project instead surfing. )
Anyway, it's fair to say I feel like a kid at Xmas figuring out what else I can possibly fix now.
Not that I'm actually fixing everything, I'm just having fun postulating...

In other news - I had to snicker when I read the headline Fish with chips. Why of course! They just go together.

December 01, 2005

When Worlds Collide

Do not meddle in the affairs of science-fiction actors, for they sing badly and are quick to sign a contract. (And you thought William Shatner was the only one!)

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. Apparently when Bilbo went looking for the elves he found a different pointy-eared race first.

With thanks to synaesthete7 at Parabolic Extensions for the link.