Aha! That Too!

A few days ago, Margaret and I indulged in a trip to the movies to see Wanted (couldn’t they have come up with a name more congruent with the movie?) — which bears some relevance to my post from a couple of days ago, and to David’s generous response thereunto. Really!   First, I should…

Summer Stromateis

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela! I’m working (in a certain sense, resembling “every now and then I entertain a random thought about”) on a presentation on technology, copyright, community, and theology, and in conjunction with the technology-and-copyright part of the presentation, I find this article from the Globe interesting (and predictable). Jos Buivenga has issued an…

You Must Supply

When I started my Facebook account, I followed the general directions pretty cooperatively. That means that when they asked for my first name, I gave it. I anticipated that there would be a later chance to enter a different nickname or username. Alas, my expectation misled me.   So Facebook has known me as “Andrew…

Allons, Enfants!

Happy Bastille Day from Princeton, where Margaret and I pulled in last evening. We didn’t unpack in Durham — just oversaw the unloading — so the relocation process is far from complete. But we’re knocking off a bit at a time, and last week was a very big bit. (In the last ten days or…

Weird

We’re both running on fumes, in the midst of our crazy-quilt travel-and-move summer. On top of that, Margaret’s just feeling plain weird, coming back to Durham after having left for a year. I’m feeling waves of intense emotion as I realize that although I’m still uneasy about finding work for next year, and though we’ll…

Status Report

The unloading crew arrived right on time this morning (on the early side, which turned out to be a good thing since hauling book boxes in high heat is non-fun). The neighbors are divinitarian types; one will be entering Duke Divinity, one will be working at an in-town ministry center. The unloaders toted everything that…

We’re He-e-e-re

Midafternoon, Margaret and I pulled into a parking lot down the street from our new abode, thereby officially ending the “odyssey” phase of this epic relocation. We picked up the keys, and tomorrow morning the unloaders come to stuff our belongings into the new house.     It’s nice and light, air conditioned and burglar-alarmed,…

Herd ’Em Up

Move ’em out:     The crew is mostly done loading up the big U-Haul (bigger than we needed, but an appropriate estimate to have been on the safe side); we’ve arranged to leave various appliances behind; we’ll pick up Phil this evening at about 7; and after that (and after an intermission of a…

From The Road

Margaret and I are at the Ekklesia Project gathering (well, today Margaret is at our [former] house, arranging the last details before the movers come tomorrow). Our friend from our first sojourn at Duke, Mikeal Broadway, gave a tremendous talk last night at the gathering.   It’s sinking in that I’m no longer an employee…

Checking In

I wish I could say that this sign greeted us when we boarded the ferry yesterday, but that sign was on a different ferry.     Just to be on the safe side, though, we made sure our carry-on bags were limited.   We’ve successfully made our way to Princeton. We enjoyed an unexpected visit…