Site Meter Ogre's Politics & Views: New Neighbor #44

Thanks for stopping by and reading about this week's neighbor:

Life Under the Sun

This blog is written and maintained by Michele from New Jersey who is either 45, 19, or 80 years old, depending on the day (and time) that you ask. I can relate to the first two, but I don't think I've ever felt 80 years old. In fact, I'm not sure that when I'm 80 that I'll feel like I'm 80. And you know what? I bet I won't admit it, even if I do. ;)

So, what's the blog about? I'm not really sure. In the sidebar there's a section for "Blog Description." Here's what it says:

"What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun? For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation...There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?" (Ecclesiastes 2:22-25)

So...I guess the blog could be a labor and toil for Michele. Or maybe it's a reflection of that labor and toil. It's certainly not something she eats or drinks (at least I don't think so). But if the blog's enjoyable to Michele, then it must be work and toil, right? So maybe she doesn't enjoy the blog but instead works at it? But if she worked at it, then she would find it enjoyable... so maybe she enjoys the blog and doesn't work at it? I'm so confused.


One post highlights a "Chunkster Challenge." This is one challenge I'm not sure that I'm up to. In it, "You read as many very large books (over 400 pages) that you can in a six month period." Now it's not that I don't like to read, but still -- that sounds like a lot of work somehow. I was perfectly willing to write tens of thousands of words in a month, but I'm not sure I have time to read that many books. Then again, I guess that's the point of the challenge, isn't it? Stop on over if you want to join up.

She has another post up that I really, really wish I would have read before I had my laptop stolen. In it she suggests using an online service to store your bookmarks. For some reason, technological me never thought of such a thing. That would SO simplify things for me in so many ways. On a daily basis I often use as many as 5 different computers -- and each has it's own collection of bookmarks. I have GOT to try this.

And in yet another post, she points out a Bible Map. This combined a Bible with Google Maps with active hyperlinks. Now that's just neat. For anyone who wants to SEE places that they read about in the Bible, this is just cool. Go ahead, take a peek!

So, thanks for stopping by today and for reading about my neighbor. Feel free to head on over there this afternoon and drop by and say hello. I think this is going to have to be a regular stop for me, what with such useful and interesting posts!

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