Finished reading Book 3 of Jordan's Wheel of Time series... Woo hoo!! Really getting into the good stuff. Dealing with the Forsaken, Black Ajah, hinting and more connections between people and places, the Aiel, etc. Except my library didn't have Book 4 waiting for me! Oh well. I started reading the rather short "Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. Apparently, it took a while for Joe to get this published back in the 70s because "who wanted a science fiction book about the Vietnam War". I'm beginning to see the connections (they don't get real obvious until about the middle of the book) but it's interesting to see this after such a long time. This is a good book. It's an important book. It's always good to take something, beaten to death, and look at it from a different perspective or in a different setting. It helps get a clearer picture of it. War is horrible. War hurts the "winner" and the loser. There should never be a time when war is not seen as a necessary evil. And it should never be assumed that it's necessary at all.
Hopefully I can back to my fantasy world of magic and monsters soon. (They I should have it by Tuesday.)
Speaking of stories, I just attended a session about teaching using stories. I'm trying to think of a way to apply that to some of the things I do: reference, web development, epistemology, etc. Any ideas?