Desktop Debris Potpourri!

Picture of a potpourri
Hmmmm… potpourri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Howdy! Finally back to the blog after my annual pre-teen camp-related self-imposed exile (additional exiles probably coming in connection with teen camp and the Feast), and it is good to type, again. Though, as usual, I have a lot on my brain and not much time to delve into it all, so I thought I would simply focus on getting something off of my chest.

Or, actually, my desktop. My computer’s desktop has been horribly cluttered for the better part of a year (or two) and I have finally cleaned it off. Over the course of doing so, though, I came across several links I had “saved” there in the hopes of perhaps blogging about them or keeping them for future reference (for which the desktop is not the ideal place). In order to ease my conscience at their passing, I thought it would be great to put up this Desktop Debris Potpourri! If the link looks interesting, feel free to click and read. If not, feel free to skip it. It just feels good to get these things off of my desktop…

Wow! I feel purged! Thanks for letting me get all that off my chest. The sky is clear again! My clean desktop is staring at me from my laptop screen, suggesting that a whole new world of wonder is out there waiting for me to explore! Thanks for your help. And, as always, if you go clicking around any of those: caveat navita stans.

[By the way: Pre-teen camp in Missouri was incredible! Really, the best one ever in my experience, and I am thankful to all of you who may have prayed for it. Thanks much!]

7 thoughts on “Desktop Debris Potpourri!

  1. John Wheeler (Johanan Rakkav)

    “Great minds think alike… unfortunately, so do small minds!” – Rakkav’s Ruminations

    So are we great minds, small minds, or just borrowing from each other? 😉 (Maybe I subconsciously borrowed from the idea behind a potpourri you, or someone, posted long, long ago.) Look at what I just put up a few days ago (this is my second such posting):

    http://rakkav.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/a-potpourri-of-web-links-02/

    I think you’d find that potpourri rather interesting too. 😀

  2. John Wheeler (Johanan Rakkav)

    Mr. Smith: Yes, the coincidence is funny, yet somehow your potpourri looks to me more orderly – or less eclectic – than mine. I’m not sure what that proves.

    I don’t even want to know what DISCOVER Magazine’s blog says about “God’s wife” (presumably Asherah, given one of your tags). The indications of both the Bible and archaeology are best explained as a struggle to keep Asherah out of, not take her away from, the worship of (let me show off the best explanation of something else in passing) Yehawweh. But some apparently wouldn’t know a sound application of Occam’s Razor if it, er, slit their throats. (Eww. Sorry.) Glad we have a TW presenter who does (really, all of you do).

    (Deuteronomy 12:29 NKJV) “When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land,
    (Deuteronomy 12:30 NKJV) take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’
    (Deuteronomy 12:31 NKJV) You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.”

    Because Israel didn’t heed this command, are we to infer that it came after the fact? Rubbish. (End of rant.)

  3. Texasborn

    How coincidental for me, also! Today I sent my brother-in-law an email that had the Subject line of “A potpourri of funnies!” It consisted of three short riddles. I’ll email the riddles to you later, Mr. Smith. My brother-in-law’s response to it was: “Very good!” However, they may not tickle your funny bone as much as they did his. Let me know what you think of them, please.

  4. I don’t know how you and Mr. Wheeler do it. I’ve been gearing up for a blog called “The Life and Times of Sagebrush Steve” – a tongue-in-cheek blog modeled after Mark Twain – with such heavy hitting posts as “Chili Wars” and “Denizens of Rock Canyon.” Thing is, I don’t know what the point would be, except to input some humor into serious times. I decided to give up on the project. Too much fooferalll. It’s far easier to irritate other bloggers with pointless comments. 🙂

    Anyway, nice to have you back. Hope you didn’t run into any opinionated squirrels out there.

  5. Those are excellent postings. It’s a shame you were not able to elaborate upon them at length, but perhaps another time you will be able to comment on such matters as epigenetics. I read an article recently from a high-powered executive woman on “why women can’t have it all,” and I suppose there will be plenty of occasions to talk about such matters again for you.

  6. Christine Featherston

    Potpourri may look a little here and there but the smell is sweet and gives a gift of comfort to those who are close enough to be rewarded by it’s aroma. Seems to me that Potpourri is a good parallel to things you wanted to post about, a little here and there but those close enough to the truth who are willing to breath it in………are met with a wonderful gift. See you later today………

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