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Wednesday, April 16, 2003

The Latest (In More Ways Than One)

Chronic lateness is one of my biggest problems. I finally finished e-filing my taxes at 11:30 last night, but at least they're done now, which is a relief. Now I just need to get my studded snow tires off - the Idaho deadline was yesterday. I haven't had a chance yet, as I just got my car back from about a month-long stay in the shop. (Thankfully, in the meantime, we were able to borrow an extra car of my parents'.) It's nice to have my car back, though. One of my few prized worldly possesions, I hope to have that old beige Volvo until I'm too old to drive it. Plus, amazingly enough, repairs totalled only $150.

I've been rereading Vern Poythress' Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology (P&R, 1987). Here's a quote from page 96:
For the time being, I note simply that we must not dilute truth by combining it with error. But we may sometimes add more truth to what truth we already have by listening carefully to doctrinal disagreements. Even when one party is basically wrong and the other basically right, the party in the wrong may have noticed at least one or two things in the Bible that have usually not been noticed by the opposite side.
In other reading, this week I brought home a few books from the part of my library that my parents store for me. I've been needing more fiction and fun reading, so I turned to CS Lewis' That Hideous Strength, Larry Woiwode's The Neumiller Stories, Samuel Johnson's Rasselas, and - a verbivore's feast - Charles Harrington Elster's There's a Word For It! (Scribner, 1996).

For the last week I've had Debussy's Clair de Lune running through my head, over and over, like a rippling stream. But I didn't have a recording of it...until today. Finally I could stand it no longer. I went to Hastings and came home with A Debussy Recital: Piano Works performed by Philippe Entremont (Essential Classics/Sony) and Debussy: La Mer, Dances Sacred and Secular, and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun performed by the Georgian Festival Orchestra (Infinity Digital/Sony). And while I was at it, I picked up a used copy of Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vol III.

In more recent music, after my Radiohead kick, I started listening to Ben Folds Five's self-titled album. Not a great album, but I've enjoyed it. Any suggestions for my next kick? Also, do any of you have the new Audioslave? I've only heard their current radio hit, "Like a Stone," a handful of times, but, except for one part of the guitar bridge, I think it has a great sound. When I first heard it, I wasn't sure who it was - I thought Chris Cornell's voice sounded like a mix of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Creedence's John Fogerty. But I'm ramblin' again....

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