I Have Moved

Please note that I have started a new WordPress blog.  I needed to put both of my blogs together to preserve my sanity:

Click on my new address is www.revjohnhenson.com

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Why It’s Good to Read Fiction

If you ever needed an excuse to enjoy a good book (or ebook!), the latest study on reading provides it:  It is good for your brain.  We love stories, enjoying the narrative of created places and events.  Most of our attention, however, goes to TV and film fiction, which cannot provide the same effect as when reading.

Annie Murphy Paul provides more in the article below:

The Neuroscience of Your Brain On Fiction – NYTimes.com.

Reading any fiction?

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E-book or Pulp? Hard to decide.

Electronic books or real pulp?  I have gone back and forth on this subject.  I was a Kindle early adopter, loving the freedom of buying and carrying books without any great effort.  It also solved my bookshelf problem.  After a while, I grew tired of having yet one more screen to look at and drifted back to book in hand.  That’s pretty much where I am now, preferring the feel of a real book in my hands.  I am, though, much like the author (Dwight Garner) of the article below, still using and enjoying both “platforms.”

What is your preference?

The Way We Read Now – NYTimes.com.

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Feeling Overloaded?

I’m a GTD (Getting Things Done) geek and think David Allen’s approach to the stuff of our lives is the best.  There are plenty of things I don’t get done in a given day, but at least I know what I’m not getting done.  Yesterday’s New York Times has an article from him for all those who are feeling overloaded with information, tasks, and stuff.

Enjoy: “When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized”

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St. Patrick’s “Breastplate” Prayer

St. Patrick's

St. Patrick’s “Breastplate” Prayer (Click Here).

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Intricate Pulpits: Photos

These pulpits are fascinating.  I’m getting a few ideas . . .

Dark Roasted Blend: Intricate Pulpits: Stunning Examples of Religious Art.

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Haiku Thursday

 

Sounds of the birds
A whole different world heard
Masters of mocking

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A pile of things
Like someone lives outside
One more eviction

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Baked cod sandwich
Line full of lenten people
Lunch at Wendy’s

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To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever…

Another great reason to go for a walk today.

Live & Learn

“There are some good things to be said about walking. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who’s always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting. You have time to observe the details. The utopian technologists foresee a future for us in which distance is annihilated and anyone can transport himself anywhere, instantly. Big deal, Buckminster. To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me.”

– Edward Abbey (via Whiskey River)

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My Dad the Justinian

Congratulations, Dad.

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Haiku Thursday

3 Haiku for the day

Rain drops falling down
Diluting pollen strata
Until tomorrow

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A loud clap I hear
Bright light following outside
Ugly reminders

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Focus of this Lent
Forty days of wilderness
Steps to light and life.

 

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