For those of you that noticed the green hairy comment spam that cropped up while my ‘net connection decided to suck, it has been removed, all some-hundred seen and unseen spams, and the filter has been further updated with spam-blocking information. If any of you know a comment spammer, I would like to point you here.
For those of you who enjoy looking at pictures, pictures of my 22nd birthday celebration are now to be found at the wedding picture site. It’s not a lot, but hey.
In reading Tolkien’s Silmarillion, I noticed something interesting. Most people in that book, especially the Men, are fiercely proud of their heritage, and identify strongly with their fathers, especially. The sentiment is reciprocated by others as well, who will think someone worthy simply because they knew their father. At first, this concept seemed foreign to me, but as I thought about it, I realized that there hasn’t always been such a separation of identity, and I realized why we’ve moved so towards such a separation.
In today’s society, family, fathers included, are often not worth mentioning. (more…)