On Wednesday my new laptop arrived at last, bringing with it hours of tweaking and exploring of its new features. I must say that I’m quite content with this machine so far. Having higher resolution and wide screen is a surprisingly pleasant blessing, increasing my ability to multitask primarily. I’m mostly thankful to no longer have to rely on a laptop which was unable to be moved and had a screen that would go black unexpectedly (because of a broken flexiwire).
This week I was pointed toward a webcomic called Dharma The Cat. It’s an uncommonly irreverent, humourous and insightful look at the Buddhist spiritual path. As the site claims, these are “cartoons that blend humour & spirituality — on the rocky path to nirvana with a Buddhist cat, a novice monk and a mouse hell-bent on cheese.
Dharma The Cat offers Eastern Philosophy, Buddhism, Spiritual Development, personal stories, articles and anecdotes about coping with life, and lots of Humour — of the thoughtful kind!” Of the comics, Ep. 50, “The Blank Page,” was especially potent.
Earlier in the week I read Mike Jefferies’ Shadows in the Watchgate. I very much enjoyed his fantasy series, Loremasters of Elundium, but had not read any of his earlier works. This novel was a rather common horror story, but had some unique elements that I found appealing enough to keep me reading. By the end I’d grown to like the book despite some inconsistancies and general sense of being of subpar quality for Mr. Jefferies.