Today was In-Service

A bit of the usual “lets focus on teaching” type stuff, and then I led a session on HTML. It is fun to teach adults. We went over because no-one knew when we were supposed to get out, and we were enjoying it so much. This coming week I will be focusing on the Faith site, and getting all the content updated on the new site. There are a few design changes that have to be made as well. The margins in the content area are too small, and I am thinking about implementing columns in some places. Micah Bucy has been helping out, and he took the site home with him during break. I am looking forward to seeing what he got done. Ah, yes. Break. We, our four plus Aunt Amanda and Uncle Matt, went down to Batangas to go to the beach. It was very, very hot. The AC went out on our car, and I have not had it fixed yet, so the drive was rather sweltering. The back left tire also lost some tread and started bulging. Stopped on South Super at Sucat to change it and get gas. The drive led us along the Tagaytay Ridge that overlooks the Taal Valcano basin and lake. Quite beautiful. Eventually we made it too the beach, but the air was not moving. Ate at what turned out to be a very expensive european restaurant, and then rented a room with an AC at a resort for P2500 ($50). The next day we hired a bangka to take us out to do some snorkeling. The snorkeling was fun, but the sights under the sea were nothing spectacular. At about noon we decided to head back, instaed of the original plan of staying another night or two. Still very hot. Stopped in Tagaytay for some fresh fruit (mangosteen, guyabano [soursop], manga [mango], and pina [pineapple]). The drive through Manila was so miserable that we decided to stop at Megamall to cool our heels, let the air cool, and traffic clear up a bit. Felt pretty dirty actually, and a bit embarrassed to be out in public. We ate at Area Cafe, our favorite restaurant, and did some strolling. We did make it home.

Provocation #23

Everything that needs numbers in order to become significant is by that very fact insignificant. Everything that can be arranged, executed, completed only with the help of numbers, the sum of which startles people in amazement, as if this were something important – precisely this is unimportant. The truly important is inversely related, needs a progressively smaller and smaller number to implement its completion. And for the most important of all, that which sets heaven and earth in motion, only one person is needed. And what is most important of all? What interests angels and demons most is that a person is actu- ally involved with God – for this one single human being is enough.

Provocations are taken from Provocations: The Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard