sick jupe


The last 24 hours have been miserable for me. I have body aches and have not been able to rest. I don’t feel too bad right now. I hope this is lifting.

I have been experimenting with reading my New York Times a bit differently. If I use their “Reader” option (as opposed to reading it online, I think I can skim better.


The online paper consists of headline links. These are the old style headlines which are written more with the idea of clever attraction than being clear what the story is about. Written thus because the headline hovers over the story and with a quick skim one can see what it’s about.

But if one has to click on a dubious headline to find out more, the speed of the computer can be an impediment to browsing.

The “Reader” obviates this. But it means that in order to bookmark a story, read comments and highlight sections it’s necessary to keep both the “Reader” open and the online edition of the paper open. This is dumb. But it works.

This morning I skipped Greek and went right to reading the paper and drinking coffee. I don’t know how long I can comfortably sit up. Yesterday the body aches were so bad that I couldn’t read. I lay in bed and listened to Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Silence: A Christian History.


Then Eileen and I watched Newshour on the computer and I went to bed. I chose another book on Hoopla to listen to: 10:04 by Ben Lerner. I have been burned more than once by audiobooks online via library access. Sometimes the books are very badly written. I suspect that they may be self published. This is especially true of Blackstone Audio.

I haven’t been using Hoopla very long. Both Blackstone audio and Hoopla are available online via our local library. Yesterday on Hoopla there was a list of the best audiobooks of 2014. 10:04 was the first one. I have to admit it’s not bad.


Unfortunately, I do doze off and miss stuff. But that’s not all bad.

I’m planning to baby myself today, staying in bed, gathering strength for tomorrow’s service.

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