Wednesday, August 31, 2005

'Poop Reading' of the Month

The selection for this month’s bathroom reading goes to “The Selected Letters of John Wesley”, by Frederick C. Gill. One might ask, what exactly is “poop reading”? Well, if one honestly thinks about it, one can spend around 5 minutes a day by just going to the bathroom. So, I think, why not pass the time by reading a book, after all, it is valuable time going to waste. Think about it, 5 minutes a day, 7 day’s a week (not including sick days, which could add more time to one’s reading); 4 times a month…that is an average of 140 pages a month. WOW, all that by just sitting on the toilet!
By the way, once I am finished with the book, you are more than welcome to borrow it :) !

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hey Y'All...from Kentucky!

We made it to Wilmore two weeks ago, and what a rush! With much strategy and creativity, we packed a 2 bedroom house into a 14 foot U-Haul, and moved it into a 2 bedroom apartment. As well, we finally registered for our classes and are really looking forward to getting into the mix. I also started my new job, as a Sanitary Engineer, or for the lay-person, a Custodian. It is only part-time, but pays well, supplies benefits, and is flexible. However, since school does not start until the day after Labor Day, most of my free time has been spent playing with Macy, spending time with Andrea, organizing the house, and reading a few books (The Gospel of Thomas-John Dart, Basic Christianity-John Stott, and The Age of Reason-Stuart Hampshire—which I will give the ‘Summers Critique’ in a future blog).Currently, Andrea’s parents are visiting for the weekend. In the short Saturday afternoon, we took a little history tour of the surrounding area. The tour took us to Danville where we stopped at the Constitution Square State Historic Site, which was the birthplace of Kentucky’s statehood- From there we made our way towards Harrodsburg, which was Founded in 1774. Harrodsburg was the first permanent English settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains; take a tour at- We completed our trek at the famous Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, which depicts the Shaker community. The Shaker’s originated to this region of Kentucky in the 19th century-
The time was well spent, however, if I had to recommend just one place to visit, based on money or time, it would definitely be to the Shaker Village. There are a number of reasons, but a few are the many homes, buildings, and shops it offers, along with the educational information gained through the Shaker reenactments, and of course, the Shaker food.
Well, until next time…

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Next Move

Well, we thought we were off...that is, off to Wilmore, KY. After traveling, visiting friends and family, and feeling at times like nomads, it looks like we will be finally be heading out to Asbury Seminary early next week. Other than the excitement of feeling what retirement might be like 50 years from now, I definetely cannot wait to hit the books and get busy again...retirement can wait.
Well, that is it for now, until next time...