Somewhere around the middle of the day, Verizon resolved their issue and I could access my email again. So people can once again (not) send me email.
On another, non-fail note, I love our new desk. Not only does it look good, it's big enough to keep everything associated with it on top and still have room to spread out my notes and whatnot. Went out yesterday and got a wireless adapter for the computer so I could move it from the old desk to the new one. Our router has long had wireless, and we use it mainly for the laptop and my mother-in-law's netbook, but I've always just plugged a cable into it for a connection when it came to our main computer. With the new desk being somewhere else, running a cable just wasn't a feasible solution. Plus, going wireless allows me to put the router back behind the couch, where the wall connection is, and get rid of this ugly blue network cable that's been hanging over the living room entrance since, well, I don't remember. It's been a few years. It's gone now, the old desk is out by the garbage for someone to pick up, and everything looks a whole heck of a lot better.
It was time for a change, and I'm thrilled that it turned out the way it did.
The jump is here to separate the above from the below, since this small section is about this ridiculous rapture talk. Look, there's way too many religions in this world for only one to be right. I'm not a religious man, though I do believe in a God. However, my overriding belief, which is evident if you've read Spiral X, is hinged on two principles. The first is that everything happens for a reason. I won't get into the long version, but there are events in my life that could not have happened any other way if I was ever to sit here today and write this post. The second, is that God gave us free will for a reason.
I do my best not to delve into religious and political topics on this blog, and for a very good reason. They're divisive, at best. However, given that I touch on religious themes within The Eternal War, it's not something I can ignore forever. I must caution though that everything is fiction. Some of my beliefs are put on paper, but a vast majority of it is simply me going, "What if..." Because that's the true basis for any work of fiction. "What if a billionaire boy lost his parents to a violent crime, and grew up harboring a notion that he could do something about it?" "What if a simple ring held the power to rule the world, and the only person capable of destroying it was half the size of everyone else?" "What if the world were on big battlefield between Heaven and Hell?" So regardless of what you read, try not to take it seriously.
Hope you all have a good day. And go Mavs!