Happy Christmas

Another year has passed at the Camel’s Eyrie (and, I suppose, elsewhere!), and it’s been a good one. We’re now big in China and Turkey as well as Sweden.Posts have been a little infrequent recently, but for the good reason that I’m working on a second book, on the Genealogical Adam theory, essentially to accompany the one of his that Joshua Swamidass hopes will come out next November, and a second on the theory being undertaken by Andrew Loke. Genealogical Adam will have an instant literature, all being well!

That book itself is coming together OK, but of course one will then have all the business of touting the wares around publishers. Unlike last time, though, I actually have an existing book, or will have, in a few weeks time.

During the year, God’s Good Earth has been doing what books do as they hang around publishers’ offices, and mine seems to have been making some genuine friends at Wipf & Stock. All that remains after Christmas is for me to index the typeset proofs, and then it’s up to Cascade. I’ll let you know, obviously, when something definite happens.

Meanwhile, thanks for continuing to read the Hump of the Camel. Maybe we haven’t changed the world yet, but we’re on the case! We’ve dared to think outside some of  the usual boxes for eight years now, and it seems to have been seen by many as a stimulus rather than simply a basket-case.

Every blessing on you readers, and commenters, who have made it such a worthwhile journey so far. I wonder what 2019 will bring?

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About Jon Garvey

Training in medicine (which was my career), social psychology and theology. Interests in most things, but especially the science-faith interface. The rest of my time, though, is spent writing, playing and recording music.
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10 Responses to Happy Christmas

  1. Avatar photo Sy Garte says:

    Merry Christmas, Jon. Yes, its me, long lost Sy, absent for far too long. I can only claim the same poor excuse as you (and everybody else) uses these days – too much to do (including my own book, now also hanging out at the publishers, while covers and titles and similar stuff are being contemplated). And I also have the excuse of being Editor in Chief for the past year of God and Nature, the quarterly online magazine of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA).

    I am also still trying to get over a 3 month (so far) bout of something called Bell’s Palsy, which I had never heard of before. Annoying but not serious usually, as Im sure I dont need to tell you. Curious how many patients you have seen with this.

    Of course the real truth is that I am just lazy. (This part does NOT apply to you). After all, this stuff isnt really work, its too much fun, and its in the service of the Lord, so its more a privilege than a chore. So I fully intend to get back to being around here in the new year, and hopefully make some useful contributions. I have similar intentions regarding Peaceful Science, my own blog, etc. After all, a great deal of life is lived online these days, so why not plunge in.

    I realized I must have been away for a long time, when I saw that you have joined WordPress, (yay!). That makes some things easier. Anyway, all the best for the holidays, and lets do some great things in the new year. Bessings

    • Avatar photo Jon Garvey says:

      Good to hear from you Sy – the busyness just shifts around the place, doesn’t it?
      Back from relatives today to find final book manuscrift waiting for indexing. So shouldn’t be long, I hope.

      Bell’s Palsy – no fun, but quite common. Great for teaching you what the 7th cranial nerve does, but who wants to know that much? I actually grew up with it, because Uncle Cyril had it at a time they didn’t have physio and steroids. Hope it’s sorted out!

      Sounds like the books are coming out apace. Can we get Merv to write one?

  2. Avatar photo Stuart Kaye says:

    Not quite sure what an upside down camel looks like, but the Northern Hemisphere certainly has looked topsy-turvy from my Antipodean vantage point this last year. Thank you for all your great posts. Wish you and your readers a blessed family Christmas and a Joyful New Year.

  3. Robert Byers says:

    Merry Christmas from Toronto, Canada. No snow here but cold enough.
    thanks for the industry behind this blog. It raises the intellectual curve for readers here.
    Lord bless with health, wealth, love and laughter.

  4. Avatar photo Edward Robinson says:

    Hi, Jon and all. Belated Christmas wishes, but after all, Christmas is a season, not just a day — or at least that is my excuse. And a Happy New Year to all columnists and readers of the Hump!

    • Avatar photo Jon Garvey says:

      Eddie – If you’re Orthodox it hasn’t even started yet, has it? 🙂

      Just found out that while we were away for Christmas a large stree stump fell out of our ancient boundary wall and blocked the lane. The poor neighbours had to manhandle it out of the way. I shall no doubt be getting close to nature digging the soil away and sorting out the wall, so maybe it’ll take a while to get more posts up!

  5. Avatar photo Merv Bitikofer says:

    I hope you all *had* (or continue to have) a happy Christmas – or at this point I’ll just wish you all a great new year. Unlike most of the rest of you apparently, I don’t even have any books in the oven to blame for my absenteeism – your suggestion notwithstanding, Jon. I am happy just enjoying the fruits of all of you writers!

    I’m enjoying a Christmas with family in northern Indiana at the moment. So I guess I’d better be social and get off my laptop here! Hopefully I’ll be able to check in again before the year’s over. So from this side of the puddle: Greetings and best wishes to all of you!

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