Birds&Stones

Never Fall Back

A Pro/Con List Concerning the Permanent Personal Adoption of DST

Pro: Let’s you, within limits, define your own schedule
Con: Time is an illusion and schedules aren’t

Pro: Gives you a sense of moral superiority
Con: That’s immoral

Pro: Encourages you to keep an earlier schedule
Con: No one else (including the sun) wants to do that

Pro: I can show up to work at 10!
Con: My work doesn’t open it’s doors till 8:30

Pro: Outlook is really good about dealing with cross time zone work
Con: The brain is decent at dealing with cross time zone work

Pro: More time in the morning to do all the things you want to do
Con: Less time in the evening to do all the things you want to do

Pro: It’s very easy to wake up earlier when EST begins
Con: Your effots to wake up early vanish the moment DST begins

The Space Trilogy

Recently I had the opportunity to read C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy. The trilogy consists of the books: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. They proved to be a wonderful set of books that I found very true to form for Lewis, in both their strengths and weaknesses. I hope to give some of my thoughts on the trilogy here, though I’d hazzard to call it a review.

Foreknowledge of Sin

I was asked two questions the other day, in essence they were: What will keep us from sinning if we have free will in the New Creation? If God can reconcile events such that we have free will and are without pain and sin, why didn’t he do so from the start? These questions have two primary assumptions: that God knew we’d choose sin and that we do have free will.