Well so far, the daily section hasn’t been all that daily. I’ve been taking lots of pictures and i’ve wanted to get moving on the site design, but i’m kind of limited by the resources on this computer at home. Maybe I’ll get something done once I’ve found a copy of photoshop.
Merry Christmas to all those that celebrate. I’ve been finding that I have quite a bit of trouble with Christianity and believing in any of it. Like any other religion it should be taken with a grain of salt. The bible, koran and so forth are really just a two-thousand year old books about better living. They give good advice, ie don’t kill people, don’t eat uncooked meat. See if you eat meat with blood still in it, your lible to get sick because god is angry at you (a nice way to explain things in the absence of science). I can just imagine someone finding one of those self-help books fifteen hundred years from now and creating a new religion based on the teachings of so and so.
Back to Christmas, it’s still a fun time of year whether you believe in the true meaning or not. People say that you shouldn’t need a special time of year to be nice to people, to give them gifts and so on, but that’s not really true. The concept of commercial christmas isn’t really all that old, it’s really a byproduct of the hustle and bustle of the modern world. People need a time of year that’s designated to being nice to other human beings, it’s almost a form of stress relief. It really just give us a chance to catch up with everyone else and pay attention to someone besides yourself. No longer focusing on your own problems and your own attempts to get ahead in life. I don’t really know where i’m going with all this, it was really just supposed to be a merry christmas message. I think the gist of it is that in the modern world, we need a period of time to relax, be friendly, be merry, be happy, be nice and be courteous to the other human beings. Call it whatever you want, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Duck Soup… it doesn’t really matter, it just won’t happen without a time period, place and name to pencil into our busy schedules.