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Misty moon

12 June 2009
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Misty moon

Misty moon

After all the heavy theology and sociopolitical stuff of the last few days arising from the Amahoro conference, something calmer and less frenetic.

We’ve had a lot of unseasonal rain over the last few days, and last night I went out to fetch my son from work just before 10:00 pm, and when I got out of the car to shut the gate the moon was rising, and the streets looked otherworldly and mysterious, so I took a photo on my cellphone, and as I drove off the music playong on the car radio sounded appropriate too. It felt like something out of Harry Potter.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 June 2009 11:37 am

    Hello Steve, This is a rather public private note. I note that you’ve used one or two “insider” linguistic terms. My MTh (now with the examiners) was essentially a huge piece of semantics. The week after next, I have a month’s furlough, and plan to write an academic paper with its primary focus semeiotics. However, I am specifically trained in theology, and only incidentally trained in semeiotics (a large part of recent theology), and “the devil is in the details”. That is, I know my way around, but would hate to have an unnecessary mistake slip in. With this in mind, I have been seeking for some time to engage a supervisor or editor who has a good feel for semeiotics or semantics, whom I would reward handsomely. But such persons, says a professor I know, are like chickens’ teeth. With kind regards, Thomas.

    • 12 June 2009 1:07 pm

      I have training in theology, but not semantics or semiotics. I’d be interested in knowing what word caught your attention. I have been (and still am) a professional editor, editing academic texts, but if you’re looking for a specialist, I’m not the one.

  2. 12 June 2009 7:04 pm

    Beautiful.

  3. 12 June 2009 7:46 pm

    Thanks, Steve. I’ll make a mental note of this. I might wish to engage a more general editor also. You recently referred, I think, to code-switching or -mixing. There have also been various references to language on your blog(s), e.g. “language and usage” under the Category Cloud on this blog.

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