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Thursday Ramblings

I feel completely disorganized. My usual workweek involves sitting at my desk for the full 40 hours. From Monday to Friday I sit at my desk from 9 AM to 5 PM with very few exceptions. I have developed a nice little routine. The past two days I have spent very little time at my desk. Yesterday I drove into Niagara-on-the-Lake for meetings with two sets of friends and clients and then had more meetings that took up most of this morning. While all the meetings were great, and it was especially nice to meet Kevin (an occasional reader and all-around nice guy), I am now officially out of sorts. I have prepared nothing to post today, so am going to do little more than provide some links you a little bit of this and that. Mostly ramblings.

Over the past four days I’ve been reading Jack by George Sayer. I decided I’d read 100 pages a day and was quite easily able to meet that goal. It is a biography of C.S. Lewis written by one of Lewis’s close friends. Sayer is clearly a master of the English language. While I had no great interest in the subject matter, I was drawn into the book primarily by the strength of the author’s writing. Having read the book I have to rate it as one of my favorite biographies, not so much because of the subject, but because of the author. I’ll post a review of it soon enough.

While we’re on the subject of Lewis, I’ve decided that I should read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe before the movie releases later this year. It has been a long time since I have read the series, so I will need to refresh my memory before I see the movie.

I will probably be making a few changes to this site in the coming weeks. I am hoping to add a couple of new features. Unfortunately they require some tricky CSS work, so it may take me a little while to develop and test them. Stay tuned.

Justin Taylor, (who?) whom I have often denied knowing in any way, is apparently an esteemed Reformed scholar. The proof is to be found at George Grant’s blog. I am quite sure that no one has ever called me “esteemed.” And I know that no one has ever refered to me as a scholar. I kind of doubt anyone ever will. Maybe if I go to seminary…

I assume that everyone is already reading PyroManiac’s series on the Fad-Driven Church. If not, you probably should. P.J. is still the flavor of the week in the Christian blogosphere. His PyroMarketing campaign has paid dividends!

That’s all you’ll be getting out of me today. I have got to do some work before all my clients desert me.

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