aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,


Just a brief post today, over mostly small things.

Had lunch out of town with caoimhinolorica today. Some months ago, he asked me to lunch, and we got in the habit of meeting monthly. He pushed me on it, too, which I needed. It's so easy to leave people behind and feel lonely. I appreciate him insisting that our friendship be regularly tended. I look forward to these get-togethers now.

That was the most of what I got done today, besides walking the dog. Tomorrow, I'm going to peep in at the office for a bit, but then I have a Council Executive Committee meeting in Bloomington in the evening, and that'll shoot whatever energy is available for tomorrow.

Still taking antibiotics every day. Still sitting in my puddle regularly. Still napping a lot.

Sunday morning went okay yesterday, though I was pooped from leading worship. I let that_guy_zach go along with the youth to play lazer tag without me; I led the more sedate Kids Club (younger kids) to a local craft store for an ornament-making party later in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, I've been comforting myself by re-reading a couple of old favorites by OE professor Tom Shippey: The Road to Middle-Earth and J.R.R. Tolkien: author of the century.

  • Time Warp

    I’ve been researching old tunes to match the lyrics of “The Wife of Usher’s Well,” an old British ballad about a woman whose three sons who were lost…

  • The Eccentric and the Weirdo

    Many years ago, I read an essay in TIME magazine by Pico Iyer called, “The Eccentric and the Weirdo.” This followed upon some outrage committed by…

  • The diagnosis is the easy part

    A world dominated by China will be an uglier world. To keep China from bullying other nations, the US and our friends and allies need to decide where…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.