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Headlines for Sunday:

  1. My mom, the blogger (61 words)
  2. I am everyone and no one (276 words)

Tasks

    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    A_Restore plannerlove
    A_Catch up with mail
    AXSet up blog for my mom

Notes

1. My mom, the blogger: 11:58

There's something to be said when your mom blogs more than you do. I've just finished setting up a Wordpress blog for my mom, who has decided to start a topic-focused blog called The Business of Photography. We'll probably put Adsense on it, too. My mom, the problogger...

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2. I am everyone and no one: 16:25

I was amused to find that Google Alerts reported that an atheist blog linked to my Ph103.Reflection, a page of notes I made when I was reading for the undergraduate course I took in theology. The blog confused my notes about the article with my personal beliefs. Since I haven't thought about this in a while, I figured I might as well explore how I feel now.

The difficult thing about cold-reading me or trying to characterize me is that I can always find similarities and differences. Let's take belief systems. I can talk about grace and the experience of the sublime. I can talk about dharma and reincarnation. I can talk about existentialism and nihilism.

And I can talk about faith: not in any one particular thing, but in life, in the universe, in the love that I constantly experience. I know very well that I can choose to view things another way--see only a dark and depressing universe--but I *like* having a friendly universe, and it rises to my expectations. =)

So people's opinions of me depend greatly on what they want to think and whether I feel like being agreeable or contrary. If they want to separate themselves and look down on others, they'll find many points of disagreement. If we're inclined to find agreement, we'll agree. I might not completely agree with everything they say, but I'll probably find a way of understanding.

This is why cold-readers find me so difficult. <laugh> Everyone is a mix of different things. I'm just more in tune with my contradictions.

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