I’m Back.

After a short hiatus from blogging that was needed/required on several fronts, I’m back. Although I’m not so sure it was missed in the world-wide web of voices vying for your attention, I have missed the space, the opportunity, and the community.
On Shema…
Lammert Vrieling has been posting updates to the gatherings and community of Shema on his blog. To say the least, the last few months have been a great blessing; both in the sense that we have really been able to connect with core people to Shema, and because Lammert’s participation in forming core team. Both he, Conny and the kids have been a rich part of our lives in Geneva.
On other blogs…
Nicholas Fiedler and Josh Brown have their new podcast up. And of course, I’m going to plug it because it is of one of my good friends Peter Rollins. Pete is currently doing a tour of the US. You can check out his schedule at his blog. If you are near, you must check him out! And listen to this podcast!
Molleth, a plus- To some degree, I think that some of my desire to take a break from blogging was actually a result of a couple of people, like Molleth, choosing to exit the blogosphere and to participate on the blogs of others. While I completely understood the need to transition, this transition was very much like a “death”. For me, I had to ask the question: If you only have (as sociologist suggest) the capacity for 150 relationships, and several of those happen to be electronic, what do you do when the electronic ones disappear? Isn’t it like death? Just an interesting experience for me as one who doesn’t spend hours online but who is increasingly connected online! It’s also interesting for me as I seek to engage with the elctronic culture and now must explore life and death in the electronic culture. I’m left asking, what if the blogs we loved the most, those of the people we felt the closest to but were the farthest from us in proximity, just up….and left? How do you mourn that? Do we actually realize the degree to which we are formed by this electronic community dynamic?
On GOOD Magazine…
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My wife regularly reads the updates from GOOD Magazine. Just yesterday, we were scrolling through her rss updates and saw this photo. Quite interesting I think. It grabs you despite its very evocative nature. You have to look and ask: are those piglets, or are they really little babies? WOW.
Tiger Woods…
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For those of you who thought I’d never post about Tiger Woods losing, think again! Last night I was at a hockey match with a couple of golf pro friends of mine, and I said, so what do you make of Tiger losing the last couple of tournaments. My friend Rohan looked at me said, “Losing? You mean you consider a guy winning six in a row, finishing second in his last two tournaments, and making over 9 million USD just in tournament winnings this year losing? No way! He’s winning just fine!” Thanks Ro.