I want say that I’m sorry I haven’t been getting out to many other people’s sites lately.
I miss the conversations, and the influence others have on me.
A couple of things have come up.
A new job.
A new house.
I was hoping to wrap up the series God: From Magic to Motivation. There are still a few posts I am hoping to get to, but I don’t know when I will get to them. I have very little skill when it comes to seeing into the future. Things like ‘personal writing time’ look terribly bleak.
I’m going to post a conclusion to the series I drafted up early on. It contains two short ‘stories’ that I think reveal how to deal with:
The disillusionment of religious beliefs, experienced by more and more people, and
The adjustments in motivations being experienced in workplaces, communities, hierarchies
We seem to be moving to a more connected and more inter-dependent, trusting world-community. How will that work?
This title sounded important to me:
The Last Idols of God
Maybe in a month’s time I will find my way back, finish the series, get to some other posts. Here are some titles I was working on:
WLC Confirms My God – It’s not what you think…
Is Being Rational a Virtue? – Looking at Rationalism as an Emotional-Aesthetic Commitment
Ultimate Complexity, Cultural Regeneration – is there such a thing as Ultimate Complexity? Can we survive a fragile world-culture?
Improvisation’s Lesson for Religionists and Overly-Materialistic Rational Academics
A New Ataraxia – Redefining what ‘Authority’ is, how it is treated, how it is used, Building Trust and Responsibility Despite Living in Uncertainty
I’d also like to work on a new series about how to actually read literature (and sacred texts), evaluate what’s being said without getting bogged down into too literal or too authoritative of a mindset.
I haven’t got all the workings figured out. I’m thinking a little about Northrop Frye, science fiction’s role in the new mythos, creativity as a team-driven exercise vs. an individualistic process, and how we react towards new information.
My head’s a mess. Maybe one of these days I’ll organize my thoughts into something coherent…
Salut, mes amis, et merci pour tous les poissons!