Turn Me In First

I may be late for the good-bye session of the Teaching Greek Consultation, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to link to Steve Himmer’s take on the current civil-liberties climate in the land of the free (thanks for the tip, Tom). (I think you’re cool, Steve; I just have a peculiar name.) I want…

Change of approach

Mark Wood says,”How refreshing and, quite frankly surprising, to see AKMA’s on-going thoughts on forgiveness in the Daypop Top 40.”* My sentiments exactly–it did look odd to see Monday’s observations floating around alongside the “ass-o-tron.” Instead of rattling on monologically today (not the wisest way to learn, nor the deepest use of the web) I…

Forgiveness feedback

One of the great joys of blogging comes in the back-and-forth with people who read and care enough to give me the opportunity to fine-tune what I’ve been saying. I’ll make room first of all for David Weinberger, who (I predict–because Blogger failed him this morning) will sometime say something such as, You make restitution…

Still more forgiveness

So ask yourself now: Can you forgive her If she begs you to? Ask yourself: Can you even deliver What she demands of you? Or do you want revenge? But that’s childish, so childish! (But that’s childish, so childish!) –“Can You Forgive Her?” from Very, by the Pet Shop Boys My friends have been helping…

Forgiveness, part two

Filled with fear Possessed by pain Bitter tears I’m crying again, no I don’t know when I lost the will to live And I found the will to forgive — “Forgive to Forget,” from Deep Natural by Michelle Shocked One element of forgiveness that I skimmed over yesterday involves time. An inescapable element to temporality…

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…

Catastrophic hardware failure

The Short Version This blog will in time be replaced by alonger, more detailed version of the story. This is the barest outline. First, I have to thank Dorothea with all the firm, orotund, look-her-in-the-eyes genuine gratitude a friend can muster (I’m not blogging each permalink because she’s doing this in segments, and each is…

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…