A worrying comparison sprang to mind this morning between two national institutions. The point might have been made somewhere before - I find it hard to believe this is original. Nevertheless, they have a lot in common:
Except that is one no longer there.
What are they?
I'm still alive, though over-tired as Lent bites. I can only give two reasons for a lack of recent posts: tiredness and the potential breaking of pastoral integrity (i.e. There are things I cannot say too close to home. I have other channels for them, one of which is simply the silence of the prayers of the heart).
Still, for those patient enough to notice, here's a bonus. One of my friend David's poems.
Bread from Heaven and Pennies Dropping
Deeply in his spirit, he sighed
and groaned. A sign-seeking generation
falling into the old temptation.
And he went across to the other side.
And there, no bread there was to hand
save one little loaf. Their eyes and ears
saw his holy break-ins before
but still they did not understand.
And on he went, and on the way
asked, Who do people say I am?
And what about you, what do you say?
And Peter blurted, You’re The Man.
(C) David Grieve 2009
OK, so it's a few days late, but the intentions are good.
Sorry I've not posted yet this year but life has been rather busy - not work, but computer-related.
Non-geeks may wish to skip this bit, or just for a masochistic thrill read on and see how much you can('t) understand!
(Begin Geekery) Not only do I now have an Eee, but so does the GLW, and I've also managed to trash new(-ish) XP laptop with a less-than clear Ubuntu 5.1 installation attempt. Now I'm having to try to recover that machine, but it seems to have some identity issues. Add in that the network SCSI drive seems to not be linux compatible, and I don't want to do anything too radical to the Eee (which I am using now and with which I am completely smitten). I've spent the evening proving that an old Win98 PC can connect to the wireless network using the spare PCMCIA card, and now need to install the SCSI drivers, if I can. (Still with me?) Except the laptop has all the grace and elegance of a 3-toed sloth and insuficient power to run OpenOffice 2.0. This means that even if can get it connect to the Network drive I won't be able to do much with the files. Unless I can find a copy of OpenOffice 1.15 which would allow me to open, but not save .odt files, presuming that I can find an archived copy of OO1.15 somewhere on my system(s), since OOO don't seem to provide legacy support. (Asleep yet?) Once I've got all that done (!) and can possibly access the network drive wirelessly, rather than only on the office machine, upon which it randomly invokes the Blue Screen of Death, or by LAN in the Guest Room, well then I might be ready to do the next bit. (By now you really must be glazing over!) About which I'm sure to tell you. (/Geekery)
I finally get to what I meant to write!
Watch this space for the Review of 2008 and the Intentions for 2009 (both currently in draft) and yes, thank you for the expressions of interest in gaming. I will be in touch - when I'm taking breaks in the middle of work, but more awake than I am now.
Still, school starts tomorrow, and with it, horrible, rushed and stressful mornings, which means it's time to go. Really. Without another visit to Facebook. Honest. Well, maybe just a quick peek...