MONDAY MO(U)RNING - 9.8.1

I skipped a week already, but this is just another collection of thoughts that have struck me in one form or another during the past two week, and I collected them and saved them for a post this Monday morning (since an average of four measly hours of productivity is standard for employees on Mondays — sorry, I don't have the link to the new story handy). This week's offerings are small, but they're here. I hope you enjoy.

1. THE iWATCH IS UPON US

Tomorrow at 12:00 PM CST, Apple is hosting an event to announce the new 4.7" (and possibly 5.5") iPhone 6. The rumors and leaks have been endless, but it's expected to look like this. The best news: the screens are finally getting larger (and on one model, much larger).

As I've gotten older and my eyes have worsened, I've actually been clamoring for a larger screen. I hate watching tiny little videos and reading tiny little text on my tiny little iPhone 5.

But honestly, I barely noticed that the iPhone screen was "small" until Android users started bragging about their ginormous HTC Ones and Samsung Galaxies, which I wrote off until I held one particular phone: the Moto X. Coincidentally, the original had a 4.7" screen. In my personal opinion, the 4.7" screen hits that perfect sweet spot where you can still comfortably hold it with one hand, but the screen is large enough to make for a significantly different experience. But you don't feel like you're carrying a tablet in your pocket.

But the iPhone 6 is (largely) a known quantity. What's really interesting is the possibility of the iWatch being announced. #EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

We don't know what the iWatch looks like. We don't know exactly what it will do. We don't know how much it will cost or when it will be released. All we know is that it's coming, and Jony Ive told Switzerland to watch its back.

This is Apple at its most exciting in years. As a geek, this is practically another Christmas-caliber holiday.

2. THE DALLAS COWBOYS ARE GARBAGE

I'm a lifetime Cowboy fan, but they are. And I don't really have anything else to say about this.

3. I'M WRITING A BOOK, AND IT'S NOT EASY

I've alluded to it before, but I've been writing a book for about two years now. Actually, I was gathering information and thoughts for a different book for a decade, but I've since moved on, and I'm not sure I'll ever finish it. However, the current book is something I'm 100% committed to, but I don't know when it will be ready for release.

The subject of my book: awkward topics for modern Christians. I'm discussing the issues that people either seem unwilling to discuss, questions people don't want to ask out loud, and anything else that makes us squirm. I enjoy uncomfortable topics, so it seemed like a natural progression.

To one day write a book has been a goal of mine since I was a child, so I can't forget about this project. It's important to me. I don't have any delusions of grandeur — I don't believe it will sell a lot of copies or get me special attention. It's simply a personal goal that I wish to accomplish, and if it helps a single person, then the time spent will be worth it.

I'll self-publish on the iBook store and Amazon, and I'm sure I'll do a brief social media blitz to let folks know when it's ready for release. I anticipate that it will be cheap (none of this $12.99 garbage), and looks like it will top out at around 300 pages. Pray for me that I get it done sooner rather than later.