- The novel coronavirus (AKA COVID-19) has reached North Carolina. Naturally, everyone is freaking out and buying large quantities of sanitizing items and possibly building underground bunkers to stock with canned goods. My concern is that with all the sanitizing, the viruses and bacteria will eventually mutate to the point that they will develop immunity.
- I checked out Cardinal Robert Sarah’s The Day Is Now Far Spent at the library, but I doubt I will finish it because it is hard for me to read anything substantive these days because I rarely have time to sit down and get absorbed like I used to. My three observations about the book, mostly from skimming it:
- It’s written in a question-and-answer format. This breaks the book up into shorter sections, which is nice.
- Everything I’ve read so far is frighteningly accurate. Our society is in decline, and only prayer and silence will save our souls.
- All of you who are reading this and are Catholic… keep on keepin’ on. We’re doing something worthwhile, despite what the world thinks. Remember, the devil has a great deal of authority over the world.
- I have not started any new fiction since my attempt at NaNoWriMo. Camp NaNo is starting on April 1, but I doubt I participate. Like I said in #2 above, I hardly ever have time to sit down and get absorbed in something. So in the meantime, THE ARCHIVES will still be posted. There are only about 128 chapters to go until it’s all done. Thanks to all of you who are reading it!
- I heard a good quote that also happens to be the title of a book (haven’t read it): Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them. How true is that? Makes me feel better about my own weirdness and that of those I know.
- Almost all my favorite music from the 90s has now been relegated to the classic rock station. I wonder what the criteria is for something to be considered a “classic.” For cars, I thought it was 30 years old. A one-year-old cell phone is probably a classic, too. So it stands to reason that 20-something-year-old music would also be classic. Still… it is weird to think of Green Day as “classic rock.” 🙂
- The “noonday demon” (also the title of a book I have not read) is a real thing. He is the reason why we get tired at 1 or 2 in the afternoon and find it hard to take off on that second wind. He is the reason we’re tempted to slack off and the reason we fall into temptation more easily when we are tired. Caffeine alone cannot defeat the noonday demon. Instead, it takes prayer and discipline.
I don’t know how many of you know or remember the meme where Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z went, “His power level! It’s over 9,000!” (Or something like that. Who remembers?)
Upon looking at my blog’s dashboard, I saw that my comment level is now over 9,000, so I thought of the meme and giggled to myself.
Most importantly, I wanted to say that I’m thankful for all of you who read this blog and take the time to write comments. Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving!