im also thinking about the catholic church scandal. the church was at one time a place for the best and brightest but as it became fat and complacent and lost touch it lost the soul of people like me who could have brought their skill to bear in a modern world. priests should do what i do - consult, travel, teach.
boredom and complacency are the great evils of our time. it encourages hippieish transcendental navel gazing and excessive introspection, like was my youthful downfall, or drugs, or dependence on psychotherapy, or cultism. saudi arabia, for what it is worth, suffers exactly the same problem as england- too much doley scum , i feel deep down but hesitate to say. its a different kind, mind you, these princes of saud, but theyre doley scum nonetheless.
anyway, enough idle chat. back to reading and off to austin minnesota, spamtown usa. be seeing you!