Big the-Virgin-and-the-Dynamo vibe going on at the local Methodist church. From this angle anyway.

Rain everywhere … except in the little circle where I live. It’s like we have a force field keeping ALL rain away – and it’s been fully functional for two months.

I always quit Spelling Bee when I get to “Amazing,” because I think it would go to my head if I were called “Genius.”

Currently reading: Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston πŸ“š

This is extremely uncomfortable for me, but over at my Buy Me a Coffee page I decided to ask people what might enourage them to offer more support. I figure that if I’m gonna ask people for money I need to find out what they want.

Well, I’ve had more than enough of the heat, but this guy seems to like it.

Currently reading: Science and Government by C. P. Snow πŸ“š

Currently reading: Albert Murray: Collected Essays & Memoirs by Albert Murray – Murray was born in Woodrow Wilson’s first term and died in Barack Obama’s second. πŸ“š

Currently reading: Collected Essays by James Baldwin πŸ“š

Some lovely photos of the recent Laity Lodge retreat with Sara Hendren and Claire Holley.

Continuing a theme….

I love how my buddy Austin Kleon uses his newsletter to riff on and extend some stuff I wrote.

That really was a wonderful meal at Milo last night. Corey’s cooking gets more and more interesting. (See these blue-crab hushpuppies – to die for.)


A woman loving her dessert. A lovely woman who has been married for forty-two years – to me!

feeling kinda like

Currently reading: Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Edmund Wilson πŸ“š

In those first three tries, I guessed one letter correctly and twelve incorrectly.


Currently listening: Bach: The Cello Suites β€” Recomposed by Peter Gregson β™«

Finished reading: Space Odyssey by Michael Benson – one of the best books of its kind I’ve ever read πŸ“š

Finished reading: The Railway Children by E Nesbit πŸ“š (first time in many years!)