I must apologize for a scarcity of content here over the past few weeks: I’ve been terribly busy with my college speech and debate team with a series of national tournaments (one in California- beautiful weather and awful congestion and smog; the other in Michigan- miserable, mostly, weather and lots of wide open farmland); this week is my school’s spring break, which I’ve spent mostly at home, which means limited internet use mostly.

Spring arrived while I was off in other corners of the country; it has arrived in absolute resplendence, the dogwoods, redbuds, and azaleas all bursting with colour. The oaks and hedgerows and fields are aglow with green, and even the live oaks are shedding their old leaves and putting on a new coat. But, to all those in northern climes suffering under snow and ice, keep in mind- as we try not to do here in the Deep South- in a couple more months our joy will be turned to sorrow, or at least highly mitigated joy, as the blessings of our mild clime are transmitigated into the evils of living in a giant Turkish bath…

O Irony

A million-dollar stone sculpture, intended to remind future generations of the Earth’s fragility, made its point a bit early – just three months after its unveiling, it collapsed.The 175-ton Spaceship Earth lay in ruins at Kennesaw State University after mysteriously falling to pieces last week.

The engraved phrase “our fragile craft” was still visible amid the debris.

“Kind of ironic,” said Mary-Elizabeth Watson, a university employee. “I had no idea it was made up of so many pieces.”

Earth Falls to Pieces

Another piece of irony of sorts, not quite as delicious but still rather humorous: this week’s All Songs Considered from NPR featured a Christian rapper from Ohio, John Reuben. Well. More of a pop-hip-hop with a tinge of that slightly disaffected college student sound. Not too terrible actually. Not sure what to make of a Christian rapper on NPR however…