Hello lovely friends,

I’ve been off work for two weeks, and today, I’m back in the office and trying to reintroduce structure into my life.  I think it’s going to take a few days to get back in the daily habits of reading, writing, lesson planning, teaching, and entering the world as a scholar.

It’s a good life.  I’ve had jobs in the past that I hated.  My current occupation draws on my mind, heart, and talents in a way that makes it feel more like a calling than a “labor.”  I get paid to read, write, think, and engage in community with others.  What could be better?

The book is coming along.  It’s the biggest project I’ve ever attempted, so it’s proving to be a challenge, but I’m remembering that you only have to see as far as your headlights to complete the journey.

Holding you all in my heart, and sending up special prayers for Gerri, Susan, and Scott.  Be well.