Humidity, Billboards, and Stimulants

September 21, 2008 — 2 Comments

There’s a hint of autumn in the air.

Only a hint though, the skyline was draped in haze as I woke this morning, signalling of course oppressive humidity and air that is less than crisp and fall-like.

At least the mercury has dropped a bit.

For those not keeping score, or just not really aware of what I am generally up to (its confusing I know, I lived in Knoxville for 2 years in relative obscurity because people still thought I was either in Florida or New York), here’s a bit of the rundown:

I’m in my 2nd year at Dallas Theological Seminary working on a Masters of Theology (Th.M henceforth) with a focus on academic ministries in New Testament studies (i.e. 7-8 semesters of Greek). Considering that this is a 120hr program, it is very analagous to being in undergrad and doing say a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology, focusing on clinical psychology (i.e. my undergrad, again for those not keeping score).

I live in the new apartment building on the seventh floor facing downtown. The view makes up for the lack of space, and also adds some aesthetic value to an otherwise drab locale, referring to Dallas, not the apartment building which in in the words of Borat is “Very nice!”

I am back to teaching (which only makes sense if you know that I taught piano and guitar for 4yrs before going to college) with Providence Music Academy, working with 25 or so students, hoping to bump that up to 30 by November.

I go to the Village for church where Matt Chandler is the pastor, subscribe to our podcast if your tech savy enables such an option.

Hmm…what else…

Feel free to ask questions at any point if anything is unclear (which is always a general rule).

So anyway, now for the random thoughts of the day.

There’s a billboard I pass on the way to church (actually there’s a lot of them) advertising a TV show called Dirty Sexy Money.

Honestly, could a title appeal more to the depravity of man than that? I bet its based on a British show called something like “Excrement, Intercourse, and Economics.”

Oh TV…what have you come to? I mean I knew you were a waste of time, and not generally conducive to the development of critical thinking skills or to the encouragement of virtuous behavior, but now you’re just so blatant about it.

Well if the rest of TV goes to pot, at least we can still trust the media to be a reliable and accurate portrayal of the newsworthy events in the world today.

Oh wait…that’s not gonna happen.

Moving on, while I’m sitting here at Starbucks, you should know I’ve drastically reduced my coffee consumption (although Green Tea ingestion has skyrocketed) and thereby my caffiene consumption as well.

So far, no noticeable changes…I’ll keep you posted on any developments though.

I am still as always still reading voraciously, some for school but more importantly for pleasure and spiritual growth and development.

Still rocking out as often as possible, although there is not as much time to compose as I would like. My classical piano skills are slowly coming back to me, so long as I am diligent to practice frequently.

It seems like there’s so much more that I had thought about blogging about, but escapes me at the moment.

So until next time (which will hopefully be within a few weeks or less).

Nate

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I'm an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let's connect!

2 responses to Humidity, Billboards, and Stimulants

  1. nice depravity plug

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