Monday, February 21, 2011

An Eye For an Eye

This is an awesome article concerning the message of yesterday's gospel.

Something most people don't know if they haven't studied the bible is that when Jesus is quoting "an eye for an eye" he is actually going back to the law of Leviticus, in which what was taken from you was exacted from the one who took it.    Back in the times of Leviticus it made sense,  it brought things back to level.

Jesus was radical though.  He asks us endure more.  He asks us to not seek revenge, but rather work toward a spirit of forgiveness.

I remember a saying of my mother's (used in the article)  An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

We need to be radical, like Jesus.  We need to find a different way to settle our differences at every level.

Besides,  despite the resurgence in Pirate movies,  no one really looks good in eye patches.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011


So, I freely admit I have never been a very big Jane Austen fan.   Somehow I always thought her heroines were overwrought and her heroes were, well Victorian.  I just couldn't get into the first book I ever read, and never tried a second one.

But then,  I saw Pride and Prejudice made for BBC and PBS starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.  ~ Sigh  ~

I still didn't much like the story, but well, Colin Firth.  ~ Sigh ~

But then in the past year I have seen Bride and Prejudice  a Bollywood version of the classic story, and The Jane Austen Book Club,  (which had the added attractions of Marc Blucas, Hugh Dancy and Jimmy Smits ~Sigh~ ).  

And then just recently the angelbaby and  I discovered   Lost in Austen  in which a modern British woman (albeit an Austen lover) gets transported into the novel Pride and Prejudice.

And of course my favorite way to read Jane Austen of all:  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, because
If I have to read Jane Austen the addition of zombies makes the novel all that more fun to read.  I may be becoming a Jane Austen fan despite myself.


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

He's Baaack!

My childhood friend (I won't tell how old we are if he doesn't)  is blogging again at:

The Daily Oldman

His comics are slightly off and very funny.  

Enjoy, Oh and leave a comment if you dare.  You never know, you might find yourself a character in one of his future comics.


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Snopocalypse my Eye, We're Having an Icetastrophy

 If you are anywhere in the Midwest then you know that we are being buried.  Those to the north of us are being covered with snow, but down here in South Central Indiana we are being blanketed with a really thick layer of ice.

The treas look really cool but the roads are treacherous and schools and businesses are closing all over the place.  20,000 Hoosiers are without power, luckily we here at Geene Acres still have our power.

We did lose a big limb off of the 100 plus year old Oak tree in the back yard.  That is gonna take a lot of work to clean up.  I just hope that we don't have too many more trees go down over the next few days.

We are all home and safe and I made sure that I got a lot of foods that could be eaten without being cooked or cooked on the camp stove, so we should be okay if the power goes out here over night.  I don[t know how warm we will stay here, but we do have a fireplace downstairs and can sleep down there if we have to.

I remember an ice storm like this back when I was in high school.  But back then schools were closed for nearly a month what with one storm or another.  Heaven forbid I hope this one isn't quite that  bad.

Tomorrow is Groundhog day.  We will either be having Salad or Groundhog steak for dinner depending on if the stupid over-sized rodent sees his shadow or not.  It is entirely his call.

Stay warm everyone.