Echoes

This summer I’ve remembered, in various places, some of the gifts my Dad gave me. When both of Margaret’s Tevas spontaneously fell apart, I recalled his reading “The Deacon’s Masterpiece” to me. When the Carter Family came up on the iPod, I remembered his playing the ukelele and singing “Worried Man Blues.” Then later on,…

Framingham Revisited

We closed up the Princeton townhouse this morning, said goodbye to Jennifer (who headed back to NYC), said goodbye to Clare (who handed down to Margaret her [Clare’s] grandfather’s doctoral robes from Duke), and rolled out for a leisurely trip to Framingham. As we pulled into the Red Roof, I had a flashback — “We’ve…

Not Forgotten

Just mostly offline. Jennifer’s here, we’re meeting Princeton friends to say goodbye, we’re struggling with the need to clean out the townhouse (and not making headway as fast as we’d like). All will be well.

Catching A Wave

We’re leeching wifi from our friends — here are some pictures I wanted to send along:     Bea was wiggling so furiously that there was no chance of getting a clear image in the hospital lobby.   The Bulls game last night was a satisfying win for the home team. It was my first…

Landed Safely

Got up early, saw Jennifer to the Dinky, drove drove drove to Durham, arrived at about 4:30, reveling in a visit with Sarah and Luke and Anna.   Our AT&T mobile phone coverage in Durham is atrocious.   These are the headlines; full coverage later.

Packing In Princeton

Not content with relocating from Evanston to Durham, Margaret and I are now (with Jennifer’s generous assistance) getting set to relocate from Princeton to Durham, too. We’ve gotten much of the Princeton-stuff into the rental van, and we’ll make this move sometime tomorrow.   Of course, that’s not the end of the story; we’ll stop…

Hard Job Harder

Keeping a clear email inbox is much more challenging when you only have a few hours of connectivity per day.   On a more humorous note, the topic of olive oil has provoked many tired jokes, but I still think that someone in the McCaffrey’s sign-making department must have seen this grocery sale as an…

Piling On

Our writing and packing plans went a little awry yesterday as Beatrice nosed her way into Jennifer’s purse, and found a package of Orbit gum (up till now, the official chewing gum of the gum-chewers in our family). Bea scoffed down seven to ten chunks of gum before we noticed and stopped her, but since…

More Goodies

The developers and e-scribes at Logos Bible software have been very hard at work. A few days ago, Kent Hendricks called my attention to a Logos-compatible version of Migne’s Patrologia in preparation; in looking into that, I noticed that they have an alpha version of their software available for Mac OS X; and now, they’ve…