aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Pass me some of that Methodist Holy Water, wouldja?

We went to Browstown last night to celebrate Phred's 60th birthday. He says he is now middle aged, since he always planned to live to be 120; I say he is middle aged because he was born in the Middle Ages. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to, I know.

Anyway, we got home way late, and I'm only now fully functional. Had my shower, took my pills, had something to eat, gave Sassy her pills, nudged Deanne, read my e-mail . . . I could still use some more coffee, though.

Scouters from all over are descending upon us soon. Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leader training begins at the church at 1:00 p.m. The Venturers come in at 2:30 to cook for the Wapehani District Recognition Dinner, to be served at 6:00. I'm going to be beaten to a frappe by the time this day is over -- and, of course, we "spring forward" an hour tonight, and everybody loses a night's sleep.

Nevertheless, I shall rejoice. (Just 'cause it beats the alternative.)

Returning to the idea of coffee . . . We all know that the introduction of coffee helped fuel the explosion of discoveries, inventions, and new social organizations we call the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. Considering that Methodism arose in that environment, could we perhaps say that coffee also stimulated that spiritual movement? It certainly seems to be necessary to stimulate Methodists today.

  • Point of view in LOTR

    One of the achievements of The Lord of the Rings is its complicated narrative architecture. Stories are interlaced and we follow, now this sub-plot,…

  • Arthur contra mundum

    The consensus opinion among Tolkien critics -- including those who greatly admire his work -- is that The Lord of the Rings is slow to get going,…

  • Not all ancient institutions are good

    The institutions of the Roman Republic have cast a long shadow over western government. Even our Founders paid close attention to the Roman model,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.