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The Dividing Moment

The frozen blizzard was standing still in the air, allowing Anna to glance back at Kristoff one last time. But she quickly turned around, for her mind was already made up. Elsa was her sister! She was in danger! She had to go to her! Anna felt the icy curse on her heart starting to burst out. Her limbs were becoming rigid and numb. She knew she was in imminent danger of freezing completely. But none of it mattered. The choice to protect Elsa wasn't really hers to make; her heart had made the choice for her a long time ago - perhaps when their parents died, or perhaps back in their childhood.

Doing still more backend work...

A good deal of my time last week was spent on the "gamestonk" situation, which I wrote a post about. That does mean that the backend work got pushed back. But I've made some good progress! You may next want to read:Interpreting the Genesis creation storyKeeping score: my coronavirus predictionsAnother post, from the table of […]

What's going on with Gamestop: a simple explanation

This first started as just some market maneuvering around a rising stock, but quickly became much more. It became a story of David vs. Goliath, of little individual investors taking on the big hedge funds. It attracted an international audience and became mainstream news. People spoke of taking on the corrupt financial systems, and discussed the powers and dangers of social media like reddit. Politicians and industry titans got involved. All this attention brought on new stock buyers, driving its price even higher.

Doing some more backend work...

Still working on the backend. I fell into some pretty good rabbit holes. It may take a couple of weeks before I get back to regular posting. You may next want to read:Interpreting the Genesis creation storyBayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrectionAnother post, from the table of contents

Love your enemies

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. So when Jesus says "Love your enemies," he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition. Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken or we shall be plunged in to the dark abyss of annihilation.

Doing some backend work...

I've been thinking about doing more with my blog for some time now - no real post today, as I'll be working mostly on some backend work to make this possible. You may next want to read:Interpreting the Genesis creation storyBayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrectionAnother post, from the table of contents

A record of the total solar eclipse on 2020-12-14 (edit 3)

I'm done with my record of the 2020 solar eclipse. I added pictures. A record of the total solar eclipse on 2019-07-02You may next want to read:A record of the total solar eclipseAnother post, from the table of contents

A record of the total solar eclipse on 2020-12-14 (edit 2)

I'm basically done with my record of the 2020 solar eclipse. You may next want to read:A record of the total solar eclipse on 2019-07-02A record of the total solar eclipseAnother post, from the table of contents

A record of the total solar eclipse on 2020-12-14 (edit 1)

I'm making revisions to my record of the 2020 solar eclipse. You may next want to read:A record of the total solar eclipse on 2019-07-02A record of the total solar eclipseAnother post, from the table of contents

A record of the total solar eclipse on 2020-12-14

The covid pandemic added a new layer of difficulty to everything. Combined with the other challenges intrinsic to such an endeavor, I felt like everything was fighting me every step of the way. In fact, I initially conceptualized this trip as a sequence overcoming these difficulties: I was going to impose my will upon the world in the face of these challenges, and bring about my intended results. We'll see how that turned out.
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