Duly Noted

Anyone who has gotten a paper back from me with the annotation “asserted, not argued” should recognize Patrick’s entry concerning Prof. Marianne Meye Thompson’s expectations of her students. You may not like it, but I’m not the only one who expects students to write thoughtfully and argue a case.   I got to Patrick’s page…

By Title

I haven’t written my thank-you notes yet. I will. It’s complicated, but I’m not ungrateful, just tangled. Part of what’s tangling me is a forgotten obligation to write lectionary comments, about which I politely asked to be reminded well before the deadline — but that request fell through the cracks. Plus, we had a very…

Transitions and Tasks

The household is back down to three now, but not the usual three; I dropped Margaret off at the airport this morning as she makes her way south to the Society of Christian Ethics meeting, then lingers for a few ays with Jeneane, George, and Jenna. On the rush-hour drive into Philadelphia, we listened to…

Lull

One of my Christmas gifts this year was a new hard drive — and I’ve spent much of the past few days backing up, reorganizing, archiving, weeding, and so on. In the course of giving up and loading all my photos into iPhoto, I observed that iPhoto’s “gargantuan library bulge” problem hadn’t been resolved since…