Two Days Till

I’m working on Sunday morning’s sermon. Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:1-25; Ephesians 4:17-25; and John 6:24-35. I’m thinking about the phrse from the psalm, “So mortals ate the bread of angels.”

Musing

With the iPhone established as the de facto standard for smartphones, isn’t it about time for Apple to consolidate its position by doing exactly the opposite of its current course? If Apple opened up the iPhone to other carriers (as soon as contracts permit) and allowed users to control the apps and media they install…

Another Cursory Post

Sorry to be so unreliable these days — but in my current liminal status, it’s hard gather myself to compose full-scale, thoughtful posts. All the more so, since I owe a lectionary essay and have to compose a sermon for Sunday.   That being said, my visa materials have been delivered into the hands of…

Foretaste

This morning, Margaret and I are relishing the prospect of a few days off the road. We are temporarily established in the rectory in New Haven, with an affectionate 90-pound chocolate lab and our standard-issue 10-pound bichon; we have very few specific dates-and-obligations; we will take our time, reflect, catch up on writing assignments, plan…

Tour Progress

My farewell tour of East Coast states scratched North Carolina, virginia, Maryland, and Delaware off the list yesterday. We’re hunkered down in New Jersey for a rest day, then I’ll bid it goodbye as well, along with New York.

Overworldly Delights

I became a Jack Vance fan, oh, forty years ago or so. The Eyes of the Overworld turned up in a used book store, and then I had to find The Dying Earth, and then on to libraries’ (uneven) collections. I didn’t know that he was still alive, nor anything about his life; this article…

EuanTube

Euan calls my attention to his appearance on GuruOnline — not, I think,because he aims to set me straight about why and how corporations should engage with social media, but because he wanted to help me win over reluctant bureaucrats, and because (as he points out) the Question-and-Answer interview format works particularly well with short-form…

Different Tack

We were planning to leave this morning, but yesterday afternoon we decided to take things a little slower, finish up packing/sorting this morning instead of last night, have a calmer last few hours in Durham, and to leave tomorrow morning instead. Likewise, Margaret has reflected on the advice we got in yesterday’s comments and Twitter…

Brainstorming

I’d been thinking of taking along several extra bags when I fly to Glasgow next month, reasoning that I’d soak up the charges for excess weight in order to have clothing at my disposal right away. This morning, though, we note that British Midlands seems to have a strict, light maximum weight for luggage. Now…