Friday, May 20, 2011

Thought Experiment

The rapture goes ahead tomorrow as scheduled.

This means, among other things, that this 6000 year old universe is really the way an extreme sect of right wing homophobic racist fundamentalists believes that it was described to a single particular tribe of superstitious desert dwelling bronze age goatherds (and their descendents) during the time between 2 and 4 thousand years ago.

Even given the chance to 'repent', would you still want any part of such a universe?

Would the ones who got raptured really be on the "right side" of the coming conflagration?

And what happens to my Super 15 Rugby picks?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

One minute writing.

Minutia. Minute. Hour. Minute. Second.
I have experienced long droughts between downpours of inspiration.
Time. Energy. Ideas. Vocabulary.
But there is always a place on the intertubes for motivation and feedback in tiny bite sized pieces.
A lady named C. Beth runs a blog called The One Minute Writer where you can go daily (daily!) to get a simple, motivational, creative prompt.
Sometimes what you really need is a constraint. In this case it is all in the name: you only have ONE MINUTE to craft your response. And the front page of the blog contains a handy 60-second timer widget that you can set off when you start writing. When the bell goes, ding ding, pens down, you're done. (Sometimes, I have to admit, the bell is actually the starting point for the five minute editor but that is a whole other topic).