In which the person involved reflects on various things: (1) the fact that the end of September is so uncharacteristically warm, (2) wishes for the future of presuppositionalism, (3) the fact that he cannot voluntarily control outcomes.
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Hey, speaking of dead pines and outcomes not entirely in the control of agents, or just of pines and the cold, did you see they’re going ahead with the Save Northland project? Steering committee with pedigree, no designated figurehead, clear call for contributions. From what I can tell, the silence has been due to what looks like some intense effort. People want to make this work. If the library is at all worthwhile, they ought to think of having a scholar’s retreat. There are advantages to silence, after all, when it comes to making things work.
Now here, from my ongoing in-depth study of birds from a distance, you can see how more menacing the fowl can be if you have more vertical wings than not.
As you can see, I am developing a lot of confidence in my ability to depict the distant figure of approaching birds. Here you will see the artist’s budding sensitivity to the need fowl have for a place where they may perch, subtly balancing the distant and the near, the background and the foreground, the invisible claws of the bird and the most visible clawlike branches of the tree with a not altogether displeasing view for said bird.