Another month ends. Been a crazy last few days with me being at the William Gilmore Simms Society conference and now trying to get caught up with everything. I’ve learned that I’m a person who too often lets life get in the way, who doesn’t make time for both the things I must do, the big projects that are always there (i.e., my dissertation, looking for stable, permanent employment) and things I love (e.g., reading and learning new things, walks, our garden). The everyday mundane things build up and weigh me down and tire me out, and then I’m just left feeling spent and wanting to just crap around. A renewed dedication to overcoming this, then.
For today, as I wait for the chimney sweep to arrive:
The Feast of St. Jerome
O Lord, O God of truth, your Word is a lantern to our feet and a light upon our path: We give you thanks for your servant Jerome, and those who, following in his steps, have labored to render the Holy Scriptures in the language of the people; and we pray that your Holy Spirit will overshadow us as we read the written Word, and that Christ, the living Word, will transform us according to your righteous will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Propers for today:
Things of Interest:
- A group of Zelda fans are working to recreate Ocarina of Time, the first 3D Zelda game, into the style of the 2D classic, A Link to the Past.
- The problems with e-reading, especially in academic contexts.
- A consideration of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks
- A superb conversation about Richard Wagner, that has made me reconsider a lot of things about his music. In two parts.
Finally, a video trailer of the 3D-to-2D Zelda project: