Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I stink at blogging

So, yeah. I have not "blogged" since February.

The combination of having a job where I am actually busy and no internet access at home has created the perfect storm that has resulted in no blog posts. While the latter is still a problem, the former has eased off a bit, so let me quickly catch you up on everything.

My blog basically has 3 parts to it:

1. Updates on what I have been doing
2. Book Reviews of what I have been reading
3. A list of what has been annoying me

In regards to #1, the following has happened since I last posted:
  • In March I went to a conference in Orlando for Registrars. Getting together with 2,000 other registrars - now that was a wild time!
  • In April I went to Chicago for my buddy Erik's wedding. It was a good time and it was great to see old friends.
  • In May, Laura graduated from Campbell with her MA in Community Counseling. Praise Jesus, we are both done with school (for now, at least...). My little sister Nicole also graduated from Olivet, so we went back to Chicago for that.
  • In June, Nicole got married (it has been a busy summer for her) to Matt Pollock, so we went back to Chicago once again. I actually got to perform the ceremony, which was a great honor. It was also my grandparent's 65th wedding anniversary on the same day, so that was a special day.
  • On June 4, Laura and I bought our first house. I have had debt in my life, but I now have six-figure debt, but I am told that this is "good debt," so I guess that makes it alright. I am still struggling through that, but at any rate, Laura and I absolutely love our new place. It is a ten-minute bike ride from Duke, so I am loving the new commute. Please come visit us!
In regards to #2, I think I am beyond the point of giving a review for all of the books I have read, so let me just list out what I have read since February:
  • "The God We Never Knew" by Marcus Borg
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)
  • "Serve God, Save the Planet" by J. Matthew Sleeth
  • "The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon
  • "Resurrecting Excellence" by L. Gregory Jones
  • "The Sabbath" by Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • "Worship as Theology" by Don E. Saliers
  • "The Moral Vision of the New Testament" by Richard B. Hays
  • "On the Incarnation" by Saint Athanasius
As far as #3, I think that I have had too much going on in life to allow petty things to annoy me. Sorry to disappoint.

Well, Laura and I have talked about getting the internet at home, so if we do, that could increase my blogability. At any rate, I will attempt to post more often than once a quarter.