Mist Magic news
I'm going to be continuing Mist Magic real soon now, honest.
In the meantime I'd like to point out how annoying it is that some drivers can't seem to pass a large truck or bus on a multi-lane freeway. They catch up to a large vehicle in the next lane, and then something about the large bulky thing next to them makes them unconsciously slow down to the same speed as the large bulky thing.
We need car-to-car communications so I can pick up the phone and say, "Look at your speedometer once in a while, moron, you just slowed down to 57 in a 65 zone."
Nuts. I forgot to enter the Storyblogging Carnival again. But you can read the entries of the less forgetful here
another comment thread
Patterico has a beautiful post
about enjoying the moment; it's well-worth reading. Also worth reading (for its contrast with the comment thread I pointed out in the previous post
) is this comment:
That’s a nice story.
Maybe someday you will look back at the tenor of your blogging posts, what with you calling people douchebags and the like, and realize what a prick your were back then. Maybe you’ll stop being such a prick in the present if you start taking your own advice
The person who left this quote is so reflexively hostile to Patterico that he can't let the bitterness go even on a subject that has no relationship to the initial cause of his hostility. I first reacted with anger to this act of callous rudeness, but then I realized that I should let it go because I don't want to live in a world like his, so full of spite that even the sweet is made bitter. Now I just feel regret that anyone has to live in such a bitter world.
Hate everyone who offends you and the world is a hateful place. Love even your enemy and the world is a lovely place.
protestant vs. catholic
I had an interesting exchange in the comments of this post
over at the TheGodFearinForum. I think everyone tends to get carried away when they debate about things they care deeply about, but it's nice when you can point that out and get a pleasant response.
I told time Tim about someone who was offended by the way he writes and his respone was very graceful, as was that of the other person involved in the discussion.