Hard to believe another month has come and gone. I somehow managed to forget Mom’s birthday last Friday during all the homecoming stuff. Oh well. I called to beg forgiveness. I don’t think she will disown me. We got a major surprise on Monday. Our superintendent, Sid Crumpton, announced that he is retiring effective December 31. … Continue reading Halloween – booo!
My how quickly the years have passed… This weekend was my 20th reunion at Furman. I had lots of conflicting thoughts as to how I wanted to spend the weekend. Should I spend the 100 bucks for reunion dinner at the Commerce Club with people I may or may not want to see, or do … Continue reading Furman 20th
I haven’t even gotten all the leaves from last fall raked, and the new deluge has started. The change in season also means that it’s football time. We had our first home game against Elon on Saturday. This is the earliest game on record, partly since Labor Day is as early as it can get. … Continue reading It’s September.
In the mainstream denominations, I guess I am now what’s refered to as one of the “unchurched,” although I think that’s a euphanism for what evangelical churches call “unsaved.” I hardly count myself in either group. The morning was cool and breezy for a change, which made the weekend routine of yard work much more … Continue reading Eight weeks…
Actually, staying home while someone else goes. Laura left for her nano-conference in Santa Barbara this morning. (A very, very small conference.) After dropping her off at the airport at 6:00 AM, I had plenty of time before having to go to the office, so I went in search of breakfast. I finally wound up … Continue reading Going to California with an aching in my heart
Seven weeks without organized religion – the only thing that comes remotely close is the time I spent in Europe. Even then I was in and out of historical cathedrals. This time I haven’t even darkened a church door. We actually had a good reason to miss church this morning – a command performance, as … Continue reading Seven weeks
School started back this week with a vengeance. I didn’t know how much I would despise wearing neck ties after having not worn one for the past however many weeks. The district’s opening ceremonies were uplifting, inspiring, and generally the best I’ve seen yet. However, between this nasty worm virus and the computers crashing at … Continue reading A week of Mondays
For the first time in weeks, there is a clear sky. Last night we sat in the hot tub and watched remnants of the Persied Meteor Shower. However, living this close to Haywood Mall, we only saw two meteors – at least enough for a good wish. I remember a fellow teacher who once thought … Continue reading The Sky is falling…
Busy, busy week – school’s starting back next week, so many of the teachers are back this week. I’m sure that next week is going to be crazier. We finally have the green room furnished — grown-up furniture. Of course, there was a corner where I could put something not-so-grown-up. The combination pool, air hockey, … Continue reading Busy Busy Week
It seems like rain of biblical proportions. We had one major flash flood Wednesday, then another Friday night. Laura’s lab was flooded a bit, so we spent a wonderful Friday night with a shop vac, mops and squeegy. Again this morning it rained, but the sun is now out. I think we have been in … Continue reading “Forty Days and Forty Nights”