Thursday, April 30, 2009

Industry: Religion

Most of the time I love free books.

I mean, I love books, I love bookstores, I love discount books, I love borrowed books- so why wouldn't I love free books?

Well, when the free books have general titles like:
Guilty Yet?: Christian Martyrs who died for your wretched soul in full and detailed color
Consume More: Don't listen to accredited scientist, but ours that are funded by oil companies
The Antichrist is revealed: why you should be afraid of anyone who isn't white or your brand of Christian

and especially when they tell me that 300,000 copies are in circulation. Ummm... that's cause you and the oil companies are sending them out for free.

Well, I suppose the best irony is when I pull off the covers and recycle those crazy tomes -
'sides, I have precious little bookshelf space to waste!

Monday, April 20, 2009

You know you live in a small town when...

Community Education at the school holds concurrent classes of yoga and firearm safety.

Holy Grouds: the silence of winter

Winter is such a difficult time for me.

While I am not really silenced, it seems all my creative energies are focused on work, trying to say healthy, and focusing all my creative energies into living.

Spring is coming, and when the weather is better, it seems to lift so much of the weight of living off of my shoulders.

The silence of winter is a holy time and place, but I am ready for the noise of spring.