Whew, brutal blitz these past nine days: four lunch meetings, funeral, overnight-obligation wedding, three tennis matches, an out-of-town cross-country meet, and a six-hour obligation in my service club's County Fair fundraiser. I think I'm done for awhile, though. It wasn't too bad, but I'm glad things appear to be calming down. Marie and I thought things would slow down as the kids left home, but that hasn't been the case.
I've used my spare moments to work on the podcast. I am starting to use Audacity to record it, which I think will result in a higher quality audio (sorry, I'm afraid it won't help the content). I recorded a new introduction earlier this week and added it to last Sunday's episode.
So, Ms. Ford won't testify?!?! Am I the only person who finds this whole thing transparently farcical? First, the accusations are over 35 years old, and now she won't testify. It's obviously a last-gasp delay tactic. Enough already. I'm shocked it's getting credibility from any quarter, left or right. But these are the times we live in.
I'm kind of a low-profile guy so this isn't my style, but I'm glad to see a priest with guts: "Parishioners defy Chicago Archdiocese, burn rainbow flag in 'exorcism' ceremony: A priest and parishioners from the Resurrection Parish in Chicago burned a rainbow pride flag that had once been prominently displayed in their Roman Catholic church." Link. I can't say I see the point in burning it, and to call it an "exorcism"? I'm not sure that's even theologically accurate (driving an evil spirit from a person?). But I get it. It was an outrage that the flag covered their crucifix and they're lashing back. Good for them.
Random Blurb from the Notebooks: C.S. Lewis' Screwtape told his pupil that the best mental attitude that he could give a potential earthly victim is the “grand general idea that he knows it all and that everything he happens to have picked up in casual talk” and casual reading (like the newspaper) is ample by way of knowledge. It's a hell-bound attitude because it's full of pride (the first of all sins) and ignorance (the trait that keeps men from knowing about their pride).