Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Macular Degeneration

I hate to admit it, but I'm petering out. I'm staring at a screen for sermon prep and Bible Study creation all week long, and the thought of going home to blog makes my eyes want to vomit. By the end of the week they feel like Gandalf's description of the eye of Sauron - "wreathed in flame and lidless". Good luck getting Visine to work on that. But more than that, there's so much to comment upon and so little time to attend to it that I've finally decided to give blogging a break for a bit, at least until I've hit a stride with some of my other responsibilities. I know I'll be back soon, though, if for no other reason than that my brief absence from the blogosphere has already saddled my conscience with an unbearable pressure to sit down and spray text about a million different topics - James Crossley's post about secularism in Biblical Studies, Adrian Warnock's comments on the interchange between iMonk and Phil Johnson (and iMonk's fantastic follow up post), common confusion about propositions, modernism and the Enlightenment (scroll down to the end of the page), my brother's acceptance into Princeton, Michael Bird's excellent upcoming article in Tyndale Bulletin, evaluations of some competing proposals for the ecumenical task, exciting developments in Bible Software and of course, brief blurts about the books I'm currently reading (especially Francis Watson's Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith and Alasdair Macintyre's After Virtue). I'm sometimes seized with a kind of catatonic schizophrenia in the middle of a conversation while thinking about something I'd like to write, but I never seem to find the time to successfully log them in at Soylent Green; I'm tired of saved half-drafts that I just delete in frustration at not having enough time to finish them.

But the catharsis will have to wait until at least mid-April when the house we're building is completed and I've moved out of my gracious mother-in-law's home. In the meantime, I hope you'll not forget about me!

And now, for a moment of complete non-sequitur - I've tried to find a reason to post pictures of my family for some time now, but wasn't able to generate one that didn't sound like an entry from my diary. So, for absolutely no reason at all, here they are: My wife and I, my daughter Madelyne, my son Sameer and my youngest, Raj.


Daniel said...

Those kids are adorable! Get some sleep.

TheBlueRaja said...

Thanks, Daniel! I made them myself (well, not ALL by myself)!

Sameer said...

It the clock picture your cryptic way of hinting that your next genuinely new post will be forthcoming on October 2 of this year?

HZ said...

I love pictures. And your family is beautiful. I'll pray for you (and them) with all the busyness and changes.

marc said...

Do what you must my friend, for you and your lovely family.

TheBlueRaja said...


It wouldn't be cryptic if I told you.


Thanks so much! You're very kind.


Thanks! You've certainly been there, haven't you, Marc? I'm grateful that your blog is still up and running strong!

Rose~ said...

It looks like a nice house. Your wife is lovely. Your children are huggable!

Take care and blog when you want. I will read when you do. God bless you.