Friday State of the Blog(ger)

Brain-fogSo, as I apparently feel the need to do from time to time when I go through these blogging dry spells, I feel the need to inform the lot of you fools that read this drivel that I call intelligent blogging that I am still indeed around and reading away at different books that either boggle my mind and/or flat out fascinate me.

There’s been more than a few issues contributing to my absence:

1) Two separate car accidents, one where I was at fault and one where I wasn’t. Worry not; I am fine, though I was subject to the awful rigamarole of fighting with insurance companies and finding a new means of transportation, only to rear-end someone with THAT car and having to get that one fixed now (it’s currently in the body shop). As you can imagine, this whole process has been stressful.

2) A lot of youth group stuff has been going on in the last month or so that required a LOT of my attention in the absence of one of our group leaders (and even then I’m not taking care of as much as the other leader who’s with me).

3) In the midst of flu season and one brutal winter, work at the hospital has been utterly insane. I come home pretty drained every night, so grabbing up one of the theological texts I’m trying to read is like trying to do push ups after a rigorous upper-body session at the gym. Not gonna happen.

4) I got stupid and overloaded myself on books again. Checked out a bunch of them from the library even though I have next to no time to read any of them. I do this often. You know this.

So this is where I’ve been for however long it’s been. As someone who kinda sorta dreams about making something of this blog, I’d like to find a way to get my act together and make this more regular, even though my schedule is really erratic.  It doesn’t help that I struggle with a strong clouding of consciousness that I find to be pretty crippling to my productivity in general, but existential angst seems to be something I should just expect anymore.

Here’s what’s in my magic murder bag right now:

  • A Scandalous Providence: The Jesus Story of the Compassion of God by E. Frank Tupper
  • Omnipotence and Other Theological Mistakes by Charles Hartshorne
  • How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp by Shawn and Maile Smucker

I’m gonna TRY to keep it to that for now, though I’m sure something else will weasel it’s way into the bag.  Anyway, y’all have a good weekend!

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One thought on “Friday State of the Blog(ger)

  1. I love your magic murder bag… I started a book unrelated to my current field of study a few weeks ago before life went insane. The Jewish Gospels by Daniel Boyarin. I’ve only managed to read the first section of it, but it’s a very good read so far. When you’re compiling a list of new books to check out (I’m assuming 2015). I’d suggest that. Also, I look forward to your review of The Stand :)

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