Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

New Year’s Resolution #1 Check and Answer Email

I promise that in 2010 I will work harder to check my email AT LEAST twice a week and to answer it regularly. This is hard for me. I liked email when I first got “online” in ’93, but I have come to resent it as an intrusion. But when I ignore it for weeks at a time, then I pay the price by needing to wade through it–and sometime missing important messages. (Of course, I also miss important messages because they get lost in the tons of junk email I get sent constantly. The internet and email were less crowded in ’93.) I miss real letters–which I also used to WRITE–and phone calls by people who aren’t trying to sell me something.

I am beginning to think that more scholarship was accomplished BEFORE the invention of the “information superhighway.”


January 3, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Bonne Chance!

    Comment by Celucien Joseph | January 6, 2010

  2. Hope all is well and that you’ll be resuming blogging soon.

    Comment by Anon. | January 21, 2010


    U.S. military teams and intelligence agencies are deeply involved in secret joint operations with Yemeni troops who in the past six weeks have killed scores of people, among them six of 15 top leaders of a regional al-Qaeda affiliate, according to senior administration officials. The operations, approved by President Obama and begun six weeks ago, involve several dozen troops from the U.S. military’s clandestine Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), whose main mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. The American advisers do not take part in raids in Yemen, but help plan missions, develop tactics and provide weapons and munitions. Highly sensitive intelligence is being shared with the Yemeni forces, including electronic and video surveillance, as well as three-dimensional terrain maps and detailed analysis of the al-Qaeda network. – Washington Post

    Comment by Kathy | January 27, 2010

  4. I will soon delete this blog and start a new one that concentrates solely on theology. I have lost complete faith in America and am trying to find a way to move to Canada and seek Canadian citizenship. They are far from perfect (and are involved in Afghanistan), but the chances for citizen reform are greater. Here, a plutocratic oligarchy has completely subverted democracy.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | January 27, 2010

  5. Kathy, this remark violates the rule about being off-topic.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | January 27, 2010

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