Yesterday… and Today

Yesterday, a mile and a half, hot breakfast, more words (yay!), pleasure reading from The Cowley Fathers, and some family time (construing ‘family’ to include dogs). Today, just a mile, out of gentleness to my body in the heat, fruit breakfast which might as well not have happened as far as my appetite is concerned,…

Where Did I Put That Day?

Yesterday: a mile and half, fruit breakfast, and more research reading on the Bible in Catholic England. Today: two miles, hot breakfast, more research, but also a couple of paragraphs of writing (would have been more, but other responsibilities intervened).

Beautiful Morning, Hopeful Day

Two miles, plus reading. I realised this morning while I was running that I’m trying to master pre-Reformation hermeneutics, and that’s not really the pivot of this essay. The difficulty (for me) is that when I study a topic and construct an argument, it’s the details that give me traction toward my conclusion. Again, the…

Twosday

Two mile run this morning, with a view to fitting in another two mile run later in the week — gradually escalating, I hope, to making two miles my daily norm. I was reminded this morning that one reason for running every day arises from my feeling, first thing on stepping out, that I might…

Going to Rome

Not me, neither for a holiday nor ecclesially, but only the Euro Championship — well earned, as the Italians gave a clinic in patient pressure on England’s defence for most of the game. And full marks to Jordan Pickford, who kept England in the game in the face of pressure that hardly lessened through most…

Sunday Summary

Two-mile run; hot breakfast; Sunday Mass; some reading, some weeding, a long walk with Minke and Flora. The dogs were restive and irritable, though, and it was difficult to settle them for more than a few minutes. The only thing that calmed them was watching a film on television, so I revisited Blazing Saddles. Then,…

Irrelevant Title

Mile and a half; fruit breakfast; ‘Twelve Miracles,’ ‘Phinehas Rewarded’ in Legends III; time spent reading The Cowley Fathers; Long walk with Minke and Flora; Diego|Maradona in the evening, warming up for tomorrow.

Is It Coming Home?

Mile and a half; fruit breakfast; ‘Balaam’s Wicked Counsel,’‘Phinehas, Zealous for God’ from Legends III; research reading on pre-Reformation biblical interpretation in England; a fair amount lot of editing/revising my Greek textbook.

Take That, Balaam!

Yesterday’s tick-list of accountability includes my morning mile and a half, hot breakfast (at Rick’s, for the first time in months; Minke and Flora behaved very well); some reading on hermeneutics (Wittgenstein and Derrida); some structural work on an article; ‘Balaam Extols Israel’; and some weeding. Not a greatly productive day, but some unwinding compensates…