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The great thing is, if one can, to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one’s “own” or “real” life. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” – C.S. Lewis

stark statements

Yesterday, I got hit by a bus.”

That statement has such an impact (no pun intended) to the reader because he or she immediately thinks of death and carnage and higher insurance rates. Yesterday, I discovered that you can get hit by a bus and not die or get hurt. You can get hit by a bus and your car not be totaled. You can get hit by a bus and the mass of police that show up can actually be nice to you. You can get hit by a bus and love life and God all the more in consideration of all that didn’t happen.

By the way, the statement is not just a statement. Yesterday, I did get hit by a bus.

running with a sharp pencil

Today is Saturday, November 1, the first day of National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo). Today is the also likely the beginning of the end of my sanity as I know it. For you see, today I start writing a novel. 50,000 words. In 30 days.

In participation of NaNoWriMo, I have publicly declared and committed to attempt to write a novel in 30 days and share my progress and word count with the world (see the counter on the right). I’m not sure what that looks like but I am nervously starting with a great idea, some semblance of a plot, and no outline. I ask for your encouragement, prayers, advice, free meals, and sympathy. Stay tuned.

National Novel Writers Month

ken = understanding?

I learned this morning that ken is a real word and it means understanding. Imagine that.

free rice and a bigger vocabulary

Isn’t this an awesome idea? Fight world hunger by getting a bigger vocabulary. and its advertisers are doing just that as they are donating 20 grains of rice for every word you know. Try it… and keep trying it as you share with several friends.

crash update

No more commutes mixed with the stench of hamsters, dirty socks, and cheese. All is restored 🙂

my rental car…

smells like a dirty hamster cage and socks.