If you knew Alison, please take a moment to write about it on this lovely site in her memory.
What the heck?
I just signed up for this. Now I need to add Myr’s work phone. It rings and rings and rings all evening…
I have that same feeling I had back in the Mac vs. PC, IE vs. Netscape days… a heady feeling of partisanship. I feel great affection for Google, and use several of their suite of products… the deskbar, IE browser bar, Blogger (obviously), gmail, notifier, image search, and so forth. If they do bring out a browser (go Opera!?! [but I’d love a Firefox version, too) I’d switch in a heartbeat.
Foofoo has started blogging… as Dave might say… “cool”
Yahoo! News – Falling Crucifix Kills Woman:
Oddly Enough – Reuters
ROME (Reuters) – A 67-year-old woman was killed when a three-meter tall metal crucifix fell on her head in a small southern Italian town on Wednesday, police said.
The cross, which has been in the main square on Sant’Onofrio for decades, fell on Maddalena Camillo while workers were setting up lights for an annual religious festival.
Italy, home to the Vatican, is a predominantly Roman Catholic country where crucifixes and religious icons and effigies are a common sight in most towns and villages.
“ritual is a word that has lost much of its power, i think. people talk about empty rituals, and it is true that a ritual can be empty, or not entirely in tune with our times, but i think more often that we are enacting it emptily (if that’s a word) – – that we are mouthing or moving without really connecting with, learning about and from, and enlivening and bringing into the reality of our lives this ritual for ourselves.”
This is thought provoking. I suspect that I’m going to have a lot to say about this article after I think about it for a while. But here is my first shot across your bow: One reason that people don’t do ritual right… is because ritual done right can change you, and change is frightening…
My next three classes at Strayer are all Communications classes, and I decided that I would post all of my writing exercises on a new blog. I think it may look better than this one does!
Why, oh why, can’t I ever come up with something this good? I must be even “more dim” than I previously thought. This site… just sighted today (thanks, Casey!) will require some serious investigation to uncover all of its pious mysteries.
A gentle bounce straight up, so it arrives under your mouse pointer just as you click seems to be the best way to play this game