This summer has developed into quite an adventure. I don’t think I’ll be in any one place for more than three weeks, which is okay because I just read Bruce Chatwin’s “Songlines.” He argues that, like the Aboriginal people of Australia, we ought to live life on the road. This is an email I sent to my Mom, to help her keep track of me. I thought I’d share. I hope to write a bit about the adventures as I go.
May 17-20 San Diego
I fly in tomorrow evening and am there through Thursday early for candidacy and to see friends. Candidacy interviews are Tuesday all day.
May 20-22 or 23 Birmingham
Katie and Josiah’s wedding
May 22 or 23 to May 25 Atlanta
Going by car 3 hours from Birmingham to Atlanta to see my friend Jody from college
May 25-28 DC
Tying up loose ends, turning in final portfolio to Roger Ferlo
May 28-30 Iowa
With the family for Sam’s Graduation from Cornell College.
May 30-Jun 4 Philadelphia
Preaching Excellence Conference
June 4-June 8 New York City
Hanging NYC friends
June 8-June 11 Community of the Holy Spirit Bluestone Farm
upstate New York, quiet retreat on the Farm with some nuns.
June 11-19 DC Pride and ABCD Training
Back in DC for Pride with some friends and a Community Organizing Training
June 19-June 26 Denver (Good time for Dentist appointment)
June 26-June 30 Flaming Gorge, UT
Away with the friends for camping
June 30-July 6 Denver (Good time for Dentist appointment)
Home, maybe Cabin for July 4?
July 6-13 Chicago
IAF Community Organizing Training
July 13-August 1 London
Hanging out with Moot
August 1-8ish England somewhere
extending the trip, travelling to Oxford and up the coast to see a couple of other communities
August 8-23 Greece or Turkey TBD
Hanging out with Ben in the Eastern Mediterannean
August 24- Sept 2 San Diego
Hanging out at Hawthorn to cap off the summer.
School starts at VTS Sept 7
How’s that for a summer?