Monday, November 05, 2007

Virtually everywhere (hope you don't mind)

My blogging here is slowing down a bit, probably because I also write here, here, here and here (for our church). But you can also check my pages on MySpace and Facebook - if you are signed up!
I sincerely apologize to the rest of the internet community for claiming so many bits and bytes in cyberspace... But hey, it's all free and I'm Dutch, remember?
Pastor David is a good man. He knows that this talkative blogger lives in a small, overcrowded country and needs lots of space to speak his mind. If you want to read my contribution to his blog, you can have a look here - but, in all honesty, I think that you may find Pastor David's own thoughts and the contributions of the other guest bloggers more interesting. We all were invited to share some thoughts for a series of posts on pastoral and theological reactions to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in observence of All Saints Day. Or, as Pastor David eloquently puts it himself, "to remember those who cannot remember themselves."

10 comments:

Carol L. Douglas said...

Perhaps when the weather finally turns we can all get back to the business of wasting huge blocks of time on the internet... I have no time right now, either.

Paul said...

What's wrong with the weather? It is Autumn - a combination of wind, rain, clouds: perfect outside conditions for blogging inside your cosy home. ;-)

Art said...

It was a good discussion at Pastor David's wasn't it. I'm glad you participated. Your post was very good but I'm afraid mine paled in comparison to the others.

Paul said...

Well, Art - you are too modest. "Perhaps it is appropriate that we remember them but we can do much more than that. We can choose to not ignore them." - just because of these two lines it was worth reading your text!

Carol L. Douglas said...

Before I blog again, we have to winterize this house. Very time consuming but cost effective. It's an old drafty barn of a thing, falling down around our ears.

I think I'll actually go read your posts...

Pastor David said...

Paul and Art,

You both provided wonderful contributions to the discussion about Alzheimer's. I am grateful that I was able to host such an insightful conversation, and hope that it sparks similar conversations in other places.
Thank you to you both.

Carol L. Douglas said...

May I ask youse guys a question? How come your profiles all show your astrological sign?

Pastor David said...

Carol,
The astrological sign shows up on the blogger profiles once you enter a date of birth (rather than displaying the actual date).

Paul said...

And I want my date of birth on display, because people must not forget my birthday - ha, ha!
But of course you all know that I don't believe in astrological signs, I only put my trust in the Creator of the Universe! ;-)

Carol L. Douglas said...

Why don't you leave frequent hints about your birthday instead? (You'd be amazed at how I can ignore them.)

The ubiquity of astrological signs is a pet peeve; I used to try to pretend I didn't know mine but then the person who'd asked would invariably figure it out for me. Which took ten times as long.

I started to read the discussion on Pastor David's website and will continue as soon as I have another break. My mother-in-law had Alzheimer's Disease really young, diagnosed in her fifties. Hard to watch someone go through the full range of that illness.