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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

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12:45a
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Accomplishments today included cleaning up the "book description" of the hardcover edition of Henry Jenkins' Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (thanks, Amy!) on GoodReads.  (And then editing book data on a variety of other books -- mostly other Jenkins books.)

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Last Wednesday, Laura Ruth mentioned that Keith has a seminar every Wednesday, so he won't be able to be there quite so early to help set up, so if anyone wanted to come early to set up that would be great.  I emailed her that night about a variety of things, including asking if she wanted me to help set up 'cause I always get there early anyway.  She replied yesterday (Tuesday) and said, in part, "See you tomorrow."  I didn't know if that was a yes or not and decided that rather than emailing back to ask I would just show up early and ask.  She turned out to be very grateful for the help.

Shortly before service she was running through the things she still needed to do, saying them aloud to help herself remember: "I am going to..."  She listed three things and then paused and said, "And then I'm going to thank you very much."  I said, "I was going to say, 'And you're going to remember to breathe,' but you can thank me very much, too."

Rest and Bread ("Peace")

Psalm: 23
Sacred Text: Isaiah 2:2-4

Keith talked about how "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." is carved in a wall across from the UN and went on to talk about how we need to be careful.  Isaiah's vision of peace is one in which everyone acknowledges Isaiah's God, and it's so easy for us to insist that peace will be when all the world acknowledges that we're right, and we need to have humility.  He talked about the Farewell Discourse in John -- the "My peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you" bit (14:27) and how this is a different kind of peace.
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VP debate
I got home from CAUMC group about 9:50pm Eastern.  I pulled up CNN.com to catch the remainder of the VP debates.  Read more...Collapse )
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I meant to post this earlier.
Over lunch yesterday, MaryAlice mentioned Sarah Palin's inability to name a Supreme Court case other than "Roe v. Wade" (Katie Couric interview).  I haven't seen any of the Couric interview -- I've been kind of busy, and while I have downtime at work, playing video is weird (especially since I don't currently have speakers, so I have to use headphones).

Last night I saw thelastgoodname's post where she modified a meme to say, "if you think you know something about US History and Politics, post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic, that you disagree with," pointing out that that's what Palin was actually asked.

Honestly, asked to name any Supreme Court case off the top of my head, I would pretty much blank.  I can think of "Brown vs. Board of Education" and "Engel v. Vitale," and that's about it.

I think partly it's compartmentalized somehow.  I mean, I've referenced "Heller" in casual conversation, but it didn't occur to me when trying to name SCOTUS cases off the top of my head.  (I read another case around the same time as "Heller" and I am completely blanking on it.  *pokes around LJ*  Oh yeah, the habeas corpus one -- "Boumediene v. Bush.")

On friendsfriends today, I saw another post.  This post also cited liz_marcs' post where she mentions that, as a commenter on the ontd_political post pointed out (and here I'm quoting liz_marcs), "the Supreme Court handed down Exxon v Baker, which screwed over the state of Alaska...and Palin even issued a press release about it."

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In blogsurfing... Privacy and Abortion Posted by Kevin Drum on 10/02/08 at 12:39 PM.  Commenters counterargue on a variety of points.
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