June 24, 2010


It started, a crazy day, this Thursday, in the land of ISLAS.  A certain Greek Obsessed Chick may have been the first to notice the inconveniencing change, overnight, to the forum. She found that logging in was made impossible somewhere around 4 AM this very day. If it hadn't been for Mr. Bertilson's helpful advice to log in as our detestable Porky-Obsessed Chap, she would have been stranded outside the happy grips of ISLAS' weak grip on reality for the rest of the day.

Mr. Bertilson offered his usual spew of unrelated comments: "This really is going to far. To be honest, bearing the name of Miss Hunter would be no shame whatsoever to me...except I happen to be, sad though some may think it, male."

Stunningly, our sources told us, later that day, that it wasn't merely Mr. Bertilson and the GOC that had problems like these...many, perhaps almost all Islasers' names were changed! The one exception, said Mr. Bertilson, seemed to be Miss Dage, frequent flamethrower and constant companion of the illustrious and scarce Mr. Rufus A. Byrd.

What can this mean? Is Our Dearly Beloved Administrator merely not quite done with his task, or are his seemingly unfinished efforts merely an effort to show us something we would otherwise never see?

Who knows.

For now, though, this is your faithful and blockheaded reporter,


June 03, 2010

The Human Spirit

To be honest, I'm just sad this person beat me to it.

The human spirit is an amazing thing. Take John McCain, for example. I wouldn't be the first person to look to for specific anecdotes (especially from him), but he survived intense torture and permanent injury despite the fact that he was offered a chance out, given his family's fame. Why would he do this? Why would any human sustain themselves through such torture?

The human spirit is made in the image of God's spirit, and, if you think about it, God's endured a lot on our behalf. There's the torture Jesus endured as a human, but there's also the fact that we still simply exist. If God hadn't planned from the beginning of the world to reconcile some of the human race to himself, there would simply be no purpose in our continued existence.

To put it another way, God is enduring torture right now.

That said, I think it's obvious where I'm going, and such. God's spirit is the source of the human spirit. The enduring love for us has let us live, and our enduring love to live has let most of us survive to this day. I think there's a direct connection.


June 01, 2010

A Couple of Flickr Updates

It's sad, really, but I've been putting a lot more effort into my other joy/hobby/talent...photography. Why? Because that means I hardly put anything on here! This is where I write, Flickr is where my photos go. If you want some sort of slice of my life on a regular basis, for now, that's where to go.

However. I just sent my camera in for repairs and it should be back within ten days. Hopefully, in those ten days, I'll have written a few of the things I want to write in here...specifically a how-to on simple factoring, and the simple concept of impossibility.

For now, though, here are my two latest sets of photos on Flickr. If you haven't seen even earlier ones (how about my extended collection of lolcats? They seem to be the most attractive, for some reason), feel free to pop over to www.flickr.com/photos/flutterbudget and take a look.

As for my two most recent sets...