Sunday, 7 August 2011

Isn't it amazing ...

... in one small piece of technology I'm carrying around, among other things: the Bible, half a dozen sermons, a fortnight's daily papers, about thirty books (so far)  including the Oxford English Dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus and the New Oxford American Dictionary!
What a contrast to the family Bible!
You'd not carry that for too long or too far.
The Kindle has the opening few sentences of tonight's sermon on it.  No longer do I have to shuffle papers in the pulpit .... everything is in one neat unit.  The only drawback that I see so far is that it is less easy to edit "on the hoof" ... though if you know the text reasonably well that's not a major problem.
The last twenty years have seen so many changes in the world of technology.  Even thinking back ten or so years the size of the mobile phone has changed from the little 'brick' of the 90s to the twenty first century slim line item that brings the internet right where you are as well as still acting as a phone!
But none of the technology gives control over the weather.  This Sunday started bright and clear and the lunchtime sun was warm.
 By mid afternoon clouds descended and rain came on!  Now in the early evening temperatures have dropped and it's feeling like autumn.
 As always no blog posting would be complete without a look at the pup!  Somehow I'd left the guest room door slightly ajar and he pushed his way in and onto the chair by the window.  What a view that affords!  And Eliot missed nothing - except me creeping in with camera ready.  Maybe he chose to ignore that because it is very unlikely that he didn't hear me.  He can, after all, hear what I'm thinking!
I know that it's not good practice to let him into this room ... one of the dog-free zones in the rectory ... but he did look cute!
Now, dinner is almost ready and I'm certainly hungry for it.  I suppose Eliot might like some food too if I were to put a morsel in his dish ... ?

Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
Graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Collect of the Seventh Sunday after Trinity
Book of Common Prayer

7 comments:

lesleyc said...

Don't you wish you could read a dog's mind sometimes? The guest room seems an ideal vantage point for Eliot - maybe he would like to change his room for this one?

Kelly said...

Cute will trump dog-free zones every time! I must say my husband and I enjoy our Kindles much more than we imagined, as we love owning books. But you are right, so much information in such a slim device. I've got my favorite Dick Francis mysteries, a history of Ireland and the Episcopal BCP on mine so far.

A beautiful morning here in Washington D.C. and if I may say a fabulous start to what is my 50th birthday!

Loey said...

Nice entry Elizabeth. Kindle is certainly a new medium.
Not sure if I will join the ranks - looks though.
Love Eliot - how beautifully he posed there at the window for you :)

Rev Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

ROBERTA said...

My favorite Kindle feature is downloading "samples" of books i might want to purchase...I have lots of those plus I love my Scrabble and Everyword games...All in all a very handy device for book addicts like myself who tend to be reading at least three at one time:)

As for the "pup" he looks like his usual regal self...which reminds me of a ditty my mother used to sing..."I'm the king of the castle and you're the dirty rascal".......i have no idea what that means but it popped into my head as I was looking at E in the window...

Rev Elizabeth said...

Roberta ... found this ... http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/59/messages/952.html
We used to play King of the Castle on sand dunes ...

ROBERTA said...

Wow - that was really cool to read about..it's as if you hold some of my family memories (or at least guide me to places where they can be expanded)...Thank you...