February 25th, 2012
Oh hey, it’s been awhile, huh? I’m still here. I just don’t have anything to write about–well, I think I actually have too much to write about. Here’s a brief synopsis of everything that I could write full posts on (heck, some could be actual books).
1) Here are two articles I recently stumbled upon about C.S. Lewis that are very informative. It’s no secret that he’s my favorite author of all time. Actually, I’d go so far as to say that he’s my favorite intellectual of all time. You should read them.
C.S. Lewis as a Political Thinker
I love this line: His concern was not policy but principle; political problems of the day were interesting to him only insofar as they involved matters that endured.
The Eternal C.S. Lewis
2) Speaking of C.S. Lewis, he once said, “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
This has never been as true as it is today in America.
Geneva College filed a lawsuit this week against the federal government for the mandate that religious employers must provide abortion inducing drugs to employees (and in Geneva’s case, students). The lawsuit has been filed in defense of religious freedom. I am so proud of the College (and the other schools) for taking a stand against this attack on our constitutional rights. And also for its unwavering commitment to the sanctity of human life. If you’re interested, you can read more here.
3) I’m trying to read The Help, but I find it inexplicably boring. There’s only one other person that I know who shares my opinion. I think that whatever the author was trying to do, Harper Lee did it better with fewer words and fewer characters. I’ll finish the book, but I’m not happy about it.
4) I plan to chase The Help with In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Harper Lee’s character “Dill” was based on Truman Capote, a childhood friend whom she helped throughout the mystery of the Clutter murders–the subject of In Cold Blood.
5) Is that last sentence as confusing as I think it was?
6) I am so sick of training for races. Seriously. I don’t care how great I feel when I cross the line at the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in March–heck! I don’t care even if I win the dang thing– do NOT let me sign up for another race at least a year. I hate the feeling of always feeling like I “have to” run. I run simply because I enjoy it. Lately it seems like it’s a chore which makes it unlikely that I’ll do what I need to do because I’m a slacker.
7) I’m much more interested in planning for Rome than I am for my race. Dave had the brilliant idea to schedule our week using post-it notes. He’s full of those. Brilliant ideas, that is. Although I was surprised at how many post-it notepads he uncovered so I’m starting to think he’s full of those too.
8) I also updated my photography blog.
What’s been on your mind lately?