Seven weeks

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

A week of Mondays

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

The Sky is falling…

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

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

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