- stop listening to radio talking heads.
- stop watching T.V. talking heads.
- get a hobby that doesn't involve a computer.
Why now? For all the same reasons that others start blogs: to workout thoughts and ideas on "paper" (well, electronic paper at any rate) and, through comments from friends and strangers alike, possibly learn a thing or two. I have friends who have been blogging for quite a while and I have enjoyed their postings; not always "immensely" but I have enjoyed them. So now its time for me to loose my inhibitions and throw caution to the wind (well, let's say a light breeze) and join in.
So, what should you expect from this endeavor? Well the title should give you a hint as to my intentions (I apologize to any Latin grammarians; it's the best I could do). I'd like to use this space as a way, as I said earlier, to work out ideas or thoughts as I turn toward Christ and the Church, in my case the Lutheran church, in a more full and lasting way. It's been about a year and a half since I tried in earnest to attend church (or mass, I still feel self conscious when I say that) on a regular basis. And its been about that long since I tried in earnest to read scripture every day. I can say I'm doing well on both fronts. I have oh-so-many things to say but that will have to wait for now. Let us see if I have any stomach for this sort of thing.