Tuesday, August 23, 2005


As I sort and pack in preparation for my move to Mississippi, I must say that I am becoming less and less attached to much of my stuff. I figured that I would reduce the volume of possessions somewhat, but as I start to pack, the standards for discard have become broader and broader. Of course, I have to pay the movers by weight so the less stuff I haved the cheaper the move but still, stuff that I would have never considered discarding six months ago have long since either gone to Goodwill or the dumpster.

It has been a somewhat liberating process.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Life on the move.

I have not posted in a while largely because I was interviewing for jobs around the country. As an aside, airplane seats were designed by the evil offspring of Torquemada and the Marquis de Sade.

My search has been successful and I will be leaving the Pacific Northwest.

(the Halleluah's are resounding)

(still resounding)

(echoes are still ringing)

I am going to the University of Mississippi. No snow, bar b que, everything I could hope for.

It is a great opportunity and I am very excited to take it on.

Also, I read Jarod Cunningham's Guns, Germs and Steel, George Crile's Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of how the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times, and Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality. I recommend them all to you.

Movies lately have been rather awful. War of the Worlds was absurd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was creepy, and Stealth was so bad it was out of focus for a great deal of the movie which actually improved things.