Monday, January 04, 2010

Mr Circadian

As the sun sets on another Monday, I wipe the sleep out of my eyes, having just woke up for the day. Now I know how all those casino workers and grave yarders feel all the time.

I am in the midst of what can only be called a sleep backlash. Not having worked in over a year, my entire sleep cycle has flip flopped. At first, it seemed like just a late night soiree. But as time passed, one hour turned into two and here we are, my getting up at 4:00PM in the afternoon, a mere 8 hours after I slumbered.

All of this would be rather dull, except that I am supposed to return to work next Monday and, at this rate, that ain't gonna happen. I am under the care of a doctor, what else is new, who has advised me on a treatment called "reverse Chronotherapy". (I feel a story coming.) I'll let you all know how it works out.

Hey, it's dark outside. Time for some toast.

Friday, January 01, 2010

In the name of the Father, I cast you out!

28 And when He came to the other side, into the region of the Gadarenes, two possessed by demons met Him, as they were coming out of the tombs, so exceedingly fierce that no one was able to pass by on that road.

29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What do we have to do with You, Son of God? Have You come here before the time to torment us?

30 Now there was, a good way off from them, a herd of many hogs feeding.

31 And the demons entreated Him, saying, If You cast us out, send us into the herd of hogs.

32 And He said to them, Go! And they came out and went into the hogs. And behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep slope into the sea, and they died in the waters.

33 And those who were feeding them fled and went away into the city and reported everything, including what had happened to those possessed by demons.

34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they entreated Him to depart from their borders.