Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ready Reticence

When words are many, sin is not absent,
but he who holds his tongue is wise.

Proverbs 10:19 (New International Version)

This is today's Daily Bible Verse (featured in the sidebar of this blog), and I guess I've been taking it to heart because I've painfully little to say, especially after immersing myself in words and output last week.

It's been an interesting few days. I worked the last two days, and over the weekend I went to church..twice. I'll have more to say about that later.

I spent the latter part of last week editing one of my posts down to less than half its' original size, so that it would meet the size limitations that the Sentinel had placed on me to get it in print as a guest commentary. I didn't quite get there, but it still made it into print in Sunday's paper.

I'm brooding about a lot of things lately, but that isn't necessarily translating into something relevant and illuminating to say. The loss of Cinema at the Avalon begs some kind of response; I was a member for the last two years, and went whenever I could. I'll miss it, but I'm more interested in what the future holds than lamenting about the past or affixing blame.

Pick up the pieces, regroup, and move on. I'm there, wherever you go.

Speaking of movies, the newest iteration of Star Trek has me interested. The trailer did its' job; now hopefully the movie will stand up to the hype.

I listened to an interesting report on NPR today about the proposed bailout, and an experiment amongst a group of graduate economic students that lent great credence to having the process be transparent and accountable, as opposed to what appears to be happening.

The professor coined this "Crony Capitalism", which without a great deal of words tells some of the story of the last 8 years pretty well.

I'm taking an Incident Command class at the Sheriff's Office later this week. It should prove to be a good mental exercise, and I'm looking forward to it.

Speaking of exercise (mental and otherwise), my friend Linda Bowman is just about to complete the Police Academy. Best wishes to her as she tackles her final on Friday.

I'll be busy tomorrow with household-related stuff and lots of phone calls to make on what is really my only day off this week. Hope the rest of yours is a good one.

1 comment:

Linda Bowman said...

Thanks for the well wishes! I'm nervous about the test but feeling better about it after a few days of concerted studying.

If you and Evan can make graduation, the big event is on Sat., Nov. 22nd at 1:00 p.m., in the Moss Performing Arts Center recital hall.

- Linda