Dallas is the new Chicago.
Minus beautiful lakeside vistas, a downtown work venturing into, and a choice of two major league baseball teams, one of which has won a World Series recently.
Actually, Chicago is way cooler.
But that’s not saying too much mind you.
But yeah, I don’t really remember it being this windy last spring.
And I should since I was outside cleaning pools for most of it, and the slightest wind meant more worse things than being unable to conduct a phone conversation outdoors.
I suppose its all for the best since I have my fair share of work that I should be doing right now instead of blogging.
I have started preceding my defining negative goals, they seem overall much easier to meet.
So for instance, last weekend, my concrete goal was to not work on my 18 page exegetical paper due for Greek 104.
Did I meet my goal?
You bet it I did, one could even say I surpassed my goal by not only not doing anything for the paper, but not even contemplating not doing anything towards that end.
Now did I actually accomplish anything towards the other assignments I have due?
Well maybe, but was that the goal for the weekend?
See? When there’s a mountain of work to do, the best way to push forward it what the theologians call the via negativa, or the way of negation.
Rather than say what I will or can do, I will say what I won’t and cannot do.
I’ll come back to this later.
Right now I’ve got to get back to not writing a church history paper.