A World of Speculation

First the good news. Our Intrepid Editor is back from Australia and running the Onion Dome again. He’s planning to put it to a monthly schedule and invites all you Orthodox satirists (of which there seem to be many — which probably says something, but I won’t speculate exactly what, about the Orthodox Church) to contribute. Send Orthodox humor pieces to our Intrepid Editor.

Closer to home (if “close to home” means anything on the Internet, which now that I think of it probably doesn’t), I haven’t been exactly daily about updating this blog. I’ve had to change my focus for now. I’ve got three big pursuits going on — day job, court reporting school, novel. I’ve got to get through court reporting school so that I can change the day job. And the novel is something that I really want to get done. Something has to give, and it’s blogging.

I’ll be updating it, but I won’t be commenting on passing political events or news items for the time being. What I put here will be stuff I think is important enough that I want to store it on Blogger’s servers (I’d better keep it backed up, too, though). For example, I’m still trying to get a handle on the positives in the Prayer of St. Ephrem, and I’m reading Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics as a guide to character development. I’ll post something on that when I get something to post.

Oh, and for a good read check out Nicholas Ostler’s Empires of the Word — a history of the rise and fall, the ebb and flow of languages.