I have to say, this has been one of the more eventful autumns in my recollection. Not only is fall the busiest time of year at work -- every time I step foot in the office I'm sucked down into a howling maelstrom of file folders, phone messages, and e-mails -- but over the past couple of months I've traveled to San Francisco (for business), upstate New York (for pleasure), and twice to Boston (one of each), not to mention jaunts to Pennsylvania (family), Virginia (singing), and West Virginia (spiritual retreat). K and I are also becoming increasingly active in Quaker activities of late; in addition to participating in the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Spiritual Formation Program, we've started regularly attending monthly Bible study, Quakerism 101, and Young Adult Friends meetings.
All that, and I haven't even yet mentioned getting snubbed by Boston-area Quakers, worshipping with Mennonites, singing with Berkeley-ites, talking to the makers of Jesus Camp, learning to hate mountaintop removal, having my thoughts provoked by Juan Williams on race and William Saletan on abortion, eating caviar by harp music at the Ritz, and feeling lucky that I've been able to catch Caleb Stine before he blows up all big and starts wearing gold lame' trousers and Bono sunglasses.
Unlike most dry periods where my poor blog lies fallow because I have nothing new or interesting to say, the main reason there's been such space between posts is because there's been so much going on that I haven't known where to start an entry. So instead of lumping it all into one tediously long and cumbersome post that would never get written anyway, I'll try to highlight some of the cooler (and not-so-cooler) things that have been going on in my life these past few weeks. Starting with my next post. Which hopefully should be completed sometime before 2007. So watch this space.
Happy fall to all.