Greetings, all. Where hath I been? Still in Taichung, but I've been moving, dealing with lots of visa "issues", being sick, changing jobs, and subbing a surprisingly great lot of hours. As promised, most of my writing and intellectual energy has been diverted from FCA to offline work. (Of course, not having internet in my new place ... yet? ... puts a damper on those late night blog binges.) Since I live right next to a parish, I have become a morning person in a major way: 6:30 AM Mass nearly every day.
I've tweaked my "fast" a bit, at the behest of my priest, who said "some books are good for you." So, instead of abstaining from all reading, I have allowed myself to read spiritually edifying books and works needed for my writing and research. You're as happy as I am about this, I'm sure. Thank God, the Providence U. 50th anniversary book is getting really close to its end, and may be published by Christmas. It will be nice to be done with it and see what good may come of it.
Also, I'm happy to report I took the last segment of the GRE in Taipei last week, and that I found a place to sell off my glut of books (if not for a good profit then at least for the relief of reducing the glut and swapping out for a few good finds). It was an unrealistic ego boost to take an English test amidst non-native speakers. In both verbal sections, as I sat writing for the last minutes to tick down, I saw not one person on the final page. The two math sections were, however, a different story...!
Being away from blogging on a consistent basis reminded me again how curious a phenomenon it is. "Hey everybody, whom I don't really know, I find _________ interesting and have some things to say about it. Sit down and read what I have to say on the fly. ... Well, wasn't that interesting? Please click twice if you agree it's interesting!" Anyway, blogging is a strangely self-propelling exercise, to say the least, driven by man's inner voice given a platform like never before.
I'll see what goodies I can cook up for FCA. I do have a canon law issue I'm looking into, so stay tuned for some action at Follow Falv.