If you asked me today, “How old are you?”
My response would be 42. I’ve been answering that same way for the past year.
That makes me a liar.
I was born in September of 1975.
I’m only 41. I’ve spent a whole year as a 42 year old, when I could have been reveling in my 41s.
What an idiot!
So for the next year starting September 7, I’ll be able to honestly tell people, “I’m 42.” No more of lies. No more deceit.
Here’s some news: I’ve been writing again. Almost every day. My morning routine right now is getting up about an hour or two before my wife Tina. I either make a pot of coffee or a single cup of instant coffee, packets that I picked up in France last April. Because everything French tastes better even instant coffee. Ha. Continue reading “I’m going to be 42 for a long time”
We here at Le Café Witteveen are dizzy daily from the onslaught of the word “Trump” every minute of every day, in print, in audio, in motion.
MinnesotaStan at TYWKIWDBI echoes that sentiment and has even tried to stay away from too many posts about it citing that his readers love his blog because it’s a distraction from hearing/reading that damn name one more time in the day.
I loved the link dump he posted recently and wanted to share a link here.
Here’s the link: Trump clump #1. Check it out.
There are too many highlights to repost here and it’s a great collection of superfluous reminders of how awful this president is.
From my experience, it wasn’t until I approached biblical studies from an academic stance that the many, many, many questions were given more reasoned answers.
I was recently turned on to a link from Yale and its biblical studies class online. I’ve recently been listening to it.
An insightful lecture is this one, which covers how Noah’s story was informed by the Epic of Gilgamesh, as well as much more reasoned answers to questions regarding the snake, who is clearly not “Satan” and a better look as to who and what “God” really is as he (they) was/were depicted to the early Jewish culture. It also exposes many contradictions, which I was taught “were NOT contradictions” just like “miracles aren’t’ magic!”
If you, yes you, only listened to one lecture, listen to that one I linked to above.