Monday, January 14, 2013

A Reflection

Since I began this journey,  my desire to read and find more information "outside" the box has multiplied a thousand fold. I read more since 2002 than I read in the fifty years previous.
 What I have begun to notice lately is that my desire to read has been reduced significantly. It seems that I am not finding as many books that I really want to read. This may be due to the fact that I had read so precious little previously. I am not fully convinced that is the reason, however. I seemed to have reached a plateau; a place where I am content for the moment at least.
 I enjoy reading my favorite authors. I imagine I shall continue to read what they offer. My favorites are: John Shelby Spong, Bart Ehrman, Neale Donald Walsch, Eckart Tolle, and Marcus Borg. I do not limit myself to these. I also like to read Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, and Jim Palmer.
I  have experienced plateaus in the past; times when I simply am enjoying my life as it is presently. I don't worry about lulls. Sometimes I think they give us a chance to reflect on what has gone before. I look forward to whatever life has in store for me, knowing it will be another adventure in this thing we call life.


  1. If you haven't read him before may I recommend Alan Watts? You can find short talks, audio and video, on the Web. Always one of my favorites but so little time to read. -Sam

  2. Hey Don, here is something different you might enjoy. A. Roger Ekirch has written a book titled "At Day's Close: Night In Times Past." I bought that recently and have been reading it before bedtime. Lot's of fascinating information concerning past religious and folklorish ideas about how the dark half of the day was dealt with and thought about. Just some fun, interesting and fairly light reading.

  3. I would love to get Reader's Digest versions of Ehrman... He has a lot of great stuff, but he can be repititious, and spends a lot of time going over biblical stories and facts I already know... but when he makes a point, it was worth the wading.