"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

It's happened again!!!

y'know here in Michigan and perhaps in other parts of the country we had been warned about the West Nile Virus and keeping our pets away from dead birds, lest our pets become infected.

perhaps the same warning regarding the bird flu wouldv'e been a little helpful.

i read it online it must be true

So anyway, i tried running with the dog yesterday. Not a great idea. Puppies tend to want to go in their own direction, and they tend to want to stop and smell everything. Maybe if i took some time and trained him it would work, but i'm getting ready to go full throttle into marathon mode. This is not a time for recreational running. i gotta focus.

i'm finding out i'm not really a morning runner. It's not as easy to get out of bed in the morning to run. i guess i'm also finding out that i prefer running in the winter. It's a bit chillier but less distractions like yardwork, golf, honey-do's, pool maintenance, on and on... to get in the way.

So i've fallen off my running routine. i will get it back this weekend.

This may seem weird to some people who know me, but i've started reading The Bible. i've always been a bit of a cynic, and bible thumping, religious right people annoy me. So, i figure if someone is going to use religous text to make a point, i better know what they're using to make a point!! i love how holy rollers use the Old Testament to justify capital punishment, "eye for an eye" while ingoring the "turn another cheek" from the New "Christ-stuff" Testament. Anyway i'm really enjoying the challenge. i started "In the Beginning" and am trying to go straight thru to "Amen".

Honestly, i would be lying, nice oxymoron there, eh?, if i didn't admit that the book has made a huge impact on my beliefs and thoughts. and i'm most likely reading the book in the wrong order. A pastor friend of mine has tried to advise me, but OCD's remember, i gotta go linear start to finish.

Anyway, i'm just about half done with 1 Samuel, and i can't seem to put the book down.

i'm sure i'll misquote something and the thumpers will come out like droves.

thanks again for reading


Lisa said...

Those pictures are really starting to give me the creeps. ;)

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, and nothing has ever topped it. Let me know what you find inside. I have an NIV Study Bible, but it's been quite a long time since I've cracked it open.

The past few months with mom have truly tested my faith.

Animal said...

I once did a search for the best-selling FICTION book of all time. I came up with the same thing: The Bible. Go figure.