This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up early, off to the Alive
conference near Woodbridge with the family. Parked the eldest two with
kids workers; and had a talk on a single verse:
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a
man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all
he had and bought that field". That the kingdom being wonderfully
valuable - like treasure; that it is not always necessary to have a
systematic search to find it - as a gift; the joy of discovering and
living in the kingdom; and it's cost - everything we have, but no
Myriam off to her activities; E. being very patient; on to a
talk: how to deal with "Difficult People" by Sara
Savage - based on Integrative
Complexity. Fascinatingly her early research on the moral reasoning
of both fundamentalist and liberal Christians showed that, in fact,
while the latter had a land-grab (in the popular imagination) on the
'broad minded-ness' meme, in fact both groups the same proportion of
people ~80% were unable to ~entertain the views of the other side.
Collected babes, had lunch in St Johns; more babe management,
and on to a talk on the general slide in society's moral framework
from the Christian Legal
Centre - interesting. Finally played with E. through another talk
while J. went to Elaine
Storkey's talk on our societal obsession with sex, almost accidentally
when really intimacy is sought.
Drove on to Bruce & Anne's for dinner, Sue, Clive, Adam
& James also staying: happily crowded. Babes didn't have a good
experience of trying to get to sleep, four to a room, but eventually
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)