Thanks for the comments. It is amazing to me that people actually missed my blog. I hope to be more present from now on.
In the past, I often used this blog to comment on the books I happened to be reading. I am a ferocious reader. I read mostly in the wee hours of the morning, usually two or three books at a time. One book is always geared toward my spiritual growth. I recently read Matthew Fox’s book Julien of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic-and Beyond. You can imagine the timeliness of this pick by my spirituality book club. I also took another look at John Shelby Spong’s book Resurrection: Myth or Reality? Spong is one of my favorite scripture scholar and a man of deep faith.
In addition to spirituality, I like to read non-fiction works that help me to understand the world I am living in. Over the years, I have read many biographies and histories that focus on specific themes, such as the history of violence. I am currently reading The Narrow Corridor by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. The subtitle is States, Societies, and Fate of Liberty. I am hoping this one will help me understand something that has gnawed at me for a long time. That is why some democracies have worked and others not. Now 100 pages in I think this book may be the one I was looking for.
So what is the point of this? I am not really sure. I mean, what is the point if all I am doing is stuffing my brain with no-one to share with? At my age, I will not likely return to school. Yet it would be lovely to be able to talk to others about all that I am learning. I would have loved being a teacher. If I had chosen teaching as my career path, I would still be in the classroom. I can’t imagine ever tiring of teaching.
I am not likely to change now. My eyes are still in good working order and my brain, I think, is pretty sharp. I am pleased to be back in this space. Blogging can be both a place for discussion and an opportunity to teach.
One thing I have not done in this blog is look to readers for ideas. Maybe that is what I can venture here and now: What would you like see and hear about? What are your questions about life or spirituality? What is your wisdom that you might like to share? I may not have any thoughts on what you bring up, but I am very interested.