I don’t normally post on Saturday, because that’s shabbat and I try to stay off of the computer on shabbat. Today, however, being on the computer, writing this post, may be the closest I get to shabbat: remembering and marking the day by noting the absence.†
Today, we are hosting a conference (unconference) at CubeSpace. Which means we have about 100 people here, in various states of organization, and I’m part of the host. And also trying to do a whole bunch of networking.†
None of which is particularly shabbastic (shabbat-like). [Returning now after major kitchen cleanup].†
I completely lack the consecutive attention span to write this post. So I’ll try to do it really quickly before someone else comes up with a distraction.
Shabbat used to be something I didn’t compromise on: I didn’t work on shabbat. Unfortunately, like immigrant entrepreneurs a century †before us, we’ve discovered that the job really requires working on shabbat, at least once in a while (a while being most often described as a “month”).†
I miss the old way of doing things, when life really did slow down on shabbat. I felt better physically, and was able to appreciate shabbat more. Now, all too often, my observation of shabbat is noting my lack of observance, which just isn’t that satisfying.†
In any case, that’s my minor thought for today.