“Umberto Eco has pointed out that the fact that Charlie Brown is invariably referred to by his full name follows a convention found in epic poetry giving Charlie Brown a sense of universal identification.”
When my mom referred to me by my full name I was in for an epic lamentation in a place of universal application.
• Beginning to question more and more the need for my personal blog. I could do the devotionals on FMag or TFR or GoSpeak or … Even a lot of my Journey entries are on TFR now. So is my identity now BNc/TFR/FMag etc.?
• Getting the word out on the Internet is such a big and important task. I’ve spent as much or more time doing that today for our family of websites as I have writing. Much of the consumption of brotherhood material is done in-house, even on the Internet. The old saw of preaching to the choir. Reminds me that the gospel is the same. We have really got to get the word out in the public, in the praça (plaza), as Brazilians would say.
• Speaking of GoSpeak, I’m way behind on getting out a report for June. Yes, June. It’s over half finished, but I got sidetracked. (This my ministry and report site.)
• Latest criminal tactic, according to local news, is a man coming up to your car as you’re leaving a mall or supermarket, who says you’re leaking gas or something, and then when you exit your car to check, he jumps in and takes off, leaving you there on foot. And feeling stupid.