March 1st, 2002



At work, something I can't talk about happened, and it's consumed most of my time for the last two days. Bleh. Today, I worked 11 hours, and only got about 4 hours of sleep last night. It's mostly over though, I guess. I haven't managed to get to sleep yet today, despite being dead tired. Interesting things just keep popping up. I spent quite a lot of time here and on neighboring sites, and then followed a link to here, and spent a lot more time. On the second link, I spent some time learning about pre-monotheistic Jewish religion, and the emergence of monotheism in early Jewish culture. Of course, the research took me many other places. It reminds me of a phrase from a rather spiffy book I read (after seeing the movie) -- The Neverending Story. The movie was pretty good, but the book was far better yet (and preceded the movie by quite a while -- it was written a ways back in Germany under the title Die Unendlische Geschichte). Initially I was just wondering where religion went wrong that led to the birth of Hebrew monotheism, but I found that pre-monotheistic Jewish religion is quite fascinating under its own terms, almost as rich as Greek or Norse mysticism. It also sheds some light on several curious phrases in the bible, where other deities are briefly mentioned.

Anyhow, I'm finally tired enough that I need to rest for awhile. I'll likely grab some food, and possibly read for a few hours in my hammock downstairs. Oh, yes, it looks like I'll have a housemate for awhile. It definitely should help me keep costs down. Huzzah!