Monday, December 31, 2007

State of the Blog

I just posted the final entry on Jonah 365, which began as a "sister blog" to this space. The original intent of that space was to document one particular year, 2007, in images - photographic and verbal. The year has ended, and the Jonah 365 project ends with it.

As I mention in the linked entry, Dr. Omed recently asked what I learned from the discipline of Jonah 365. In addition to the things I mention in that post, I learned that I could not effectively maintain two blog sites at once. Jonah 365 got most of my attention, and this space, my original blog, suffered for it.

The entries for "Love During Wartime" this past year have been primarily from other sources. A quick review suggests 78 were "Idée d’jour" — in other words, quotes cribbed from the Word-A-Day list or my Zen Calendar.

At Jonah 365, I detailed the top five entry labels. I'll do the same here. After "Idée d’jour", to my surprise, the next largest number is "poetry", at 28 entries - and most of those are my original poems. Sixteen entries are labeled "spirituality"; 21 are labeled "Friday Five"; and 15 are labeled "politics". Several entries have more than one label.

My goal for "Love During Wartime" in the next year is to post at least one original entry a week. It may seem a minor goal after posting an image a day at "Jonah 365", but it's a goal I feel certain I can attain.

Thanks for visiting, and follow me into 2008!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

State of the Blog (Promo)

Tune/click in tomorrow for comments on the state of this space, as well as the future of "LDW" and its sister site, Jonah 365.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ideé d’jour

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think.
— Malcolm De Chazal, writer and painter (1902-1981)
Yeah, but who's laughing now?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Song D'Jour: Merry Xmas

War is over. If you want it.
Are you ready to reject the war in your heart?

Monday, December 24, 2007

Song D'Jour: Hammond

The latest issue/CD of the Oxford American (Issue #58) includes this song, which has definitely grown on me with each listen. The article actually mentions the Soundstage Performance embedded here.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Song D'Jour: Valencia

Ignore the vid, enjoy the music.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Don't Mess With Santa

Santa Catches Shoplifter

Someone has been very, very naughty.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Idée d’jour

A tragic indicator of the values of our civilization is that there's no business like war business.
— Douglas Mattern, peace activist (b. 1933)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Idée d'jour

You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
— Rwandan Proverb

Friday, December 07, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Haiku d’jour

The first winter shower.
  My name shall be
— Basho