Summer Disappears

Well, I didn’t win that big lottery, so if you were thinking about asking me for money, forget it. Summer seems to have disappeared on us, once again. After the Fourth, summer takes a downhill slide into autumn. I have so many projects going at work that should be completed before the start of school, … Continue reading Summer Disappears

Party Weekend

Definitely feeling the effects of a long party weekend. It’s actually a good thing I didn’t have church this morning, because I don’t think I would have made it through the service. And so, I start my first Sunday as a heathen with a hangover. This has been one of the best Fourths we’ve had … Continue reading Party Weekend

A Week of Changes

 I am now officially retired from church work. Sunday was my last at McCarter. We had the Cantrell wedding on Saturday, so it was a weekend full of church activities. Sunday was also John McCallum’s last service, so I let him steal most of commotion that would have been directed my way. It hasn’t sunk … Continue reading A Week of Changes

Ellenberg Reunion

The weekend of the Big Ellenberg Reunion has come and gone. The partying started Friday night with Houston, Glynda, Chip, and Anna. We played games, laughed, and caused trouble in general until about midnight, at which point we decided we needed to go get the new Harry Potter. We first tried Barnes and Noble, since … Continue reading Ellenberg Reunion

“See, here is water.”

My mother has always been afraid of water. As children, we never went swimming except on very rare occasions. Usually what we called "going swimming" was an afternoon trip to wade in the shallow Rabon Creek. Subsequently, I didn’t learn how to swim when I was young. At 14 I was sent to my oldest … Continue reading “See, here is water.”

Now Is the Month of Maying

It’s hard to believe May is already here. This academic year has flown by. Along with May comes spring/summer outdoor activities. Greenville now has competing farmer’s markets – one downtown and one at the “official” farmer’s market on Rutherford Road. The “official” one seemed to have much more to offer. The one downtown had a … Continue reading Now Is the Month of Maying

Easter 2003

Easter has come and gone, with proclamations of “Christ Has Risen”, despite worldy evidence to the contrary. They say the war is winding down. We’ll see. Actually, there were two Easters. I celebrated Orthodox Easter with the performance of Bach’s St. John Passion with the Greenville Chorale Saturday night. It’s a piece enjoyed more by … Continue reading Easter 2003

Mid-Life Hits Hard

It snowed today. Here. In upstate South Carolina. On April 10. I wonder what portents this doth signify. This was Founders Week at Furman, and it was a week for me to wallow in mid-life crises. A couple of my classmates returned to Furman to speak. Karen Foreman spoke at convocation on Wednesday. She at … Continue reading Mid-Life Hits Hard