Firstly, it's always worth reading things by Mike Aubrey, and this little post on translation is a sample of the goodness to be found on his site.
Secondly, my wife has written a very fine piece (and more balanced than I am inclined to be) about why Christians might be vegetarians.
It's semi-official that I have no job next year.
I'm thinking of writing some posts on 1 Peter while I'm away. We'll see.