I haven’t blogged in a while. Mostly I’ve been busy. I’m working as many hours as possible before school slams me, so that I have some cash through the rest of the year. I also haven’t really felt as much like blogging lately, though I can’t explain why.
I still love my job. I work with a great team, my boss is fantastic, and the work is varied and interesting. Its been six years since I’ve had a job that I fully captured my attention. I feel pretty fortunate. And, because I’ve been working so much lately, I actually have some financial margin again. Remember a couple of months ago when I was flat broke? God is good.
This fall semester I’m taking some heavy material, so I’m not sure how much bandwidth I’ll have for blogging. It feels pretty danged good to be challenged academically and keep up. I have struggled with this degree at points along the way, but I’m still in it. I’m going to be a rocket scientist. My perspective on this goal has changed over time, but I still think its pretty freakin cool to be able to understand why something that weighs more than my house can travel near the speed of sound, or why satellites don’t fall to the ground.
I recently bought Sea Change by Beck. I am speechless. I’ve been a distant fan for years, but I had this perception that he’s too “out there” for me to fully embrace his music. Sea Change is more relaxed than his other efforts, which highlights his depth and diversity. His guitar work, simple and powerful on its own, is accentuated by some nice other instruments. I know I heard a dulcimer at one point. And his vocals and lyrics are icing on the cake. You have to hear “Sunday Sun”. I’m now a fan.