Well, this is embarrassing. It took me one night to read Ruth, and then it took me more than 4 1/2 months to get through 1st Samuel. What the hell took so long? Errgh … I’ve had a few distractions in the past few months, though not all of them are great excuses. I guess the most legit distraction is that I started a new job about a week after my Ruth review. I don’t think that timing is a coincidence. I’ve also gone on a couple vacations in that time, which sounds really trivial, but in my defense, I needed them to avoid going insane.