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Monday, September 12, 2005

A Prayer for Owen Meany

Wow.

I think I need to take a class on this book or something. After reading this novel, I feel the way I did afer seeing The Matrix.

There is so much symbolism in in - I don't even know where to begin. Owen as the Christ figure, John as the disciple Jesus loved, the geneology tracings, "God's instrument," if I go much further, I'll give away too much.

Any takers for some discussions on it? :0)


In other news... wow, what a crazy day. So Michael Brown is accepting the position of scapegoat, eh? Anyone who knows anything about how American public safety funding has been destroyed since the development of "Homeland Security" knows that his hands were likely tied from the word go.

As I listened to NPR on the way home from work, I learned that because of this disaster, our nation's deficit will likely increase either by or to 3 trillion dollars. That's all. Just 3 trillion dollars. We'll be borrowing from Japan, China, and Germany. The journalist was saying something about the perception of America being weak. And, well, if we're as strong as our weakest link... well?

Yes, America's weaknesses were exposed. However, there's more to our people than our money. Almost every single person I know has given money to the desperate in New Orleans. At the college I work at alone, I've heard of at least four groups of students who are taking relief trips there - and I've heard of lots of others who are as well. There have been so many reports of heroism. We are a generous people - something that doesn't happen in many other places.

So anyway.

If any of my local pals are interested in a trip to the Pittsburgh Project, lemme know! I'm taking a group of Malone students at some point next month. It'll be an overnight trip. Actually, we'll be serving some of the displaced Katrina victims.

1 Comments:

Blogger dawn said...

I've been meaning to read A Prayer for Owen Meany so once I do - and it will be soon - I would love to have a discussion. I'm currently reading Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos - so far I highly recommend. I was up until about 12:15 this morning reading; I didn't want to put the book down.

Hope you get lots of takers on your Pittsburgh Project.

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