by MW Cook

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So, Dave and Aubrey asked me to learn how to program. Yep, Matt the Cook, who became Matt the Husband, who will soon be Matt the Father, is now training to become Matt the Programmer. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll enter the circle of those Computer-Jedi known as Developers. I’ve been truckin’ it through a neat-o online textbook and using a programming language called Scheme. It’s a good deal of fun and a lot of work! I’ve managed to create a host of tiny, semi-useless programs and I’m learning the whole way through. The guys who wrote this textbook that I’m going through believe that everyone should be taught how to program in school. At first one would think “Why, oh why would anyone want to learn that in school unless they wanted to do it as a career?” They (and Aubrey) made a very important point: Learning to program makes you smarter. It’s like a rigorous exercise for your brain! This is forcing me to use my head in ways that I really haven’t before. Even though I’ll likely not use the specific things I learn about programming in later life, I’ll still have gained from the experience of learning it. So, on we go with the programming!

So, Caedmon’s Call‘s new CD Share the Well just came out yesterday. Like every faithful fan Ruth and I kicked it over to the nearest Christian Bookstore to get our copy of this much-anticipated release. To our dismay, the shipment had not arrived at that store, or the next two closest ones. So I expect we’ll try again today. My only sadness is that I’d wager that the nefarious AndyMack has not only purchased his own copy, but he’s probably also learned all the songs by heart on the guitar or something like that. Actually I’m not sad about that, I just like to complain when I don’t get my way.

Some people are a little concerned with the fact that Ruth and I still plan on going to Pakistan when our child is only a month old. Anyway, Sub kuch ho sak-ee dey.

Cook out.