Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My article now up on Go Truth Reform

just a quick note: my article, Scott Nevins: a voice crying in the wilderness has been published by the Chicago based website, Greek Orthodox Christians for Truth and Reform.

With two Ephraimite "watchdog" organizations, in two completely different parts of the country, will people finally begin to admit that there is a problem with Orthodox fundamentalism? Or will they continue to shrug it off as a non-existent problem? I suppose only time will tell.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

George R.R. Martin -- write like the wind

I realize that not everyone is going to "get" this video. I'm sure that list of people who read my blog for religious and or political issues, AND who are readers of epic fantasy may not be very high; however, this video is way too good to pass up.

For those unfamiliar, George R.R. Martin is the author of the "Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels: the first being A Game of Thrones. Yes, the same Game of Thrones that HBO has turned into a hit epic cable series. Now, A Game of Thrones was first published in 1996. It is now the year 2012 and it was only last year when book 5 (A Dance with Dragons) came out. As of the moment, Martin plans on the series being 7 books. But it originally began as a Trilogy. The in joke (some fans would say torturous joke) is that Martin takes FOREVER to write the next book. So, with that said, here is a YouTube video of a song encouraging Martin to finish his series. Non-readers of the series might not get all of the in-jokes, but for those of us who do read the series (or are waiting for the series to finish before continuing) it is downright hilarious.

So please, George R.R. Martin, Write Like the Wind.