Remember, remember the fifth of November: the fact that I actually have a blog. I see no reason why this blog should ever be forgot. I typically don’t like to post about the blog itself, but I noticed that my last post is now dated October 1. It’s at least worth explaining myself and trying to get back into the habit.
What’s been going on since October?
I spent two weeks out of town at two different clergy conferences. One was Credo and the other was our diocesan clergy retreat.
I spent a lot of time working on some of the campaigns. Now that it’s Nov. 5, I can start to have those nights back.
I read the bulk of Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone. Not long into the book, his thesis has been pretty much hit home and the remaining chapters work out the details at length. It’s probably going to be a handy reference work, but I don’t feel the need to read it cover to cover.
I’ve started into Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody. So far it’s been a great read. Hopefully there will be some good lead into church dynamics and leadership.
Now that Ubuntu 8.10 is out, I’ve been able to get my laptop out of the Windows world entirely. Dell supplied a free-as-in-beer Broadcom driver which finally makes it easy to use wireless in Linux. So I finally wiped away Windows and slapped and Ubuntu sticker on the case!
Right now I’m just hoping to pay more attention to technology news and its theological overlaps. Over the past weeks, I’ve just been skipping the relevant things in my inbox. I’m considering either blogging through Here Comes Everybody or relating liturgical and Biblical texts to the open source movement. Now that I’m freer, I’ll spend more time with Hackers for Charity and will have news from them as well.