Forgiveness

Sunday, May 26, 2002 ( 4:35 PM ) DELMAR: Preacher said my sins are warshed away, including that Piggly Wiggly I knocked over in Yazoo! EVERETT: I thought you said you were innocent a those charges. DELMAR: Well I was lyin’ – and I’m proud to say that that sin’s been warshed away too! O…

10 March 2002

No Particular Place to Go David Weinberger has been thinking in public again, giving us plenty to chew on. I’m with ‘most everything he says. I had been wondering for a while before I read these remarks, though, about the applicability of spatial metaphors to the Web. I’d been tempted to reject the notion altogether…

9 March 2002

Aaargh! That was the sound of my button being pushed, hard. Mark Woods quotes a very short essay by Alex Burns about Elaine Pagels from disinformation, the closing words of which are, Pagels’ magisterial and witty writings reveal an important neuro-political lesson: Salvation must be found from personally mediated truths. Heed her call and remember.…

8 March 2002

Sweet Home Chicago Well, it’s Evanston, to be precise, but it’s home and Robert Johnson never wrote about Evanston. Uneventful travel, except I’m exhausted and a couple of days behind. My talk in St. Louis went very well. I was acquainted with a number of people from the Church of St. Michael and St. George…

6 March 2002

On Cussing Since my reluctance to use strong language has become a topic for some amusement, I will confess to you all that just a moment ago, when WordPerfect quit in the middle of my editing my newly-revised, started-over-fresh talk for tonight, I cut loose with a vivid and emphatic one. RageBoy would be proud.…

5 March 2002

Friends Mike Sanders has invited us to converse with him about principles, the meaning of life, the creator (if any), and the soul. “Keep your answers to twenty-five words or fewer, class.” I have too much to say on all these topics, too much to say. A number of sharerers in bloggery have unveiled deep…

4 March 2002

Not fade away Heartfelt thanks to wood s lot for bringing us a daily serving of mind food. I was especially nourished by the Manuel DeLanda and the Olympic beer riot essays–but you bring us more good thinking than I can begin to digest. ( 10:11 AM ) Reading and Faith On Saturday, David Weinberger…

The Dog Ate My Blog

How rude of me! A few days ago, Tom Shugart answered a non-congratulatory blog of mine relative to his account of true Web-selfhood. At the end of his ruminations, he politely asked, “So, instead of ‘true self,’ perhaps I should have said ‘more vibrant self.’ Would that get me off the hook?” I ought first…

1 March 2002

Calling RageBoy, not one to permit a bluff lightly, has put his postmodern theological cards on the table and even challenged me to show what I’m holding. I had been playing these close to the chest because (a) experience teaches that very few people in the world actually want to talk about theology and (b)…

28 February 2002

Is brevity the soul of blogging? David Weinberger (whoops, I mean, “David Weinberger, that cretin”) said in three words what I was trying to say in three thousand: “flames anodize cliques.” Yup. Of course, over at Wealth Bondage, we may observe how a slow, steady heat can sometimes melt away folly, and likewise how rapid…

27 February 2002

Turn and face the strange changes…. Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me, but I can’t trace time…. And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They’re quite aware of what…