Hi, I think I am going to start blogging again, a little.
Here are the reasons:
- I miss the freewheeling (as in riding your bike like you did when you were young) platform to test out ideas and interact with readers.
- The entrance back into writing, teaching, and researching all started with blogging. I was home with lots of small children. I was taking theology courses. I needed a way to process my thoughts, so I started writing. One thing led to another, and now as my children are getting older and more independent, I am filling my time at home with work (teaching and writing) I love doing.
- Still I miss the old blog platform.
- At first I thought I had to blog daily, so the blog was a bit of a burden. I no longer feel that way. I will write when I have something to say.
- At first I thought I had to write sensationally for attention, which was stupid. I no longer feel that way either. If I am not sure that what I have to say is helpful, concise, and clear, then I will keep thinking about it.
- It occurs to me that I have a message about faith and science that I need to develop. The “Science in the Light of Faith” approach is elegant, simple, and useful, but it needs to be explained.
- It occurs to me that I might inspire other parents caring for small children who need some kind of intellectual edification. You can give all of yourself to those little people you love without losing yourself, a very Trinitarian notion.
- THIS, I need to keep saying this from my forthcoming book: “I may have walked away from a career, but I found a vocation. Your choices are what you make of them. If you commit to excellence and to adding value—for the greater glory of God—you will always make contributions.”
- There are a lot of other ideas in my book that I want to elaborate on.
- There are a number of projects I want to tell you about as they develop. Next Fall is going to be fun! I am teaching at Kolbe Academy, Holy Apostles, and possibly Seton Hall. My book is coming out. I am working with ITEST (will explain later) to bring the institute to cyberspace. It looks like I will be involved in a Catholic faith and science education Templeton grant with some people I consider intellectual giants. It thrills me that I am doing all of this from home.
So, let’s see how it goes.
Some blogging logistics stuff:
- See the contact page to email me. I welcome and appreciate insights about the faith and science discussion, and sometimes people prefer to explore them privately rather than in public. My address is email@example.com.
- Leave a comment if you want to do that so other people can respond to your thoughts.
- I am happy to hear from anyone who disagrees with me as long as it is cordial. Rude people begone!
- Use the little form below to subscribe by email. I promise not to flood your inbox (although there may be some extraneous items at first as I start the engine back up).