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July Silliness 012

Moving Diagonally:
Daily Journal

Thursday (Henry Martyn)

Up and out at 7:30am, headed northward with Brenda toward Nashotah House, where we arrived at noon. There was a pall of surrealism over the place, as one of the faculty members, Fr Daniel Westberg, was sailing on Upper Nashotah Lake yesterday afternoon when his boat capsized. It was clear pretty quickly that he had [...]

St Luke

Extended treadmill workout to begin the day. Short-form Morning Prayer in the car. In the office at 9:45. Prepped to preside and preach at the midday Mass. Got into the weeds of a draft-in-progress of an agreement between the Eucharistic Communities of McLean County to form a Geographic Parish under our diocesan canons. This involved [...]

Tuesday (St Ignatius of Antioch)

Routine weekly and daily task organization at home over breakfast. Logged on to an 8:30am conference call board meeting of the Society of King Charles the Martyr as I was backing out of my driveway. Continued on the call after I got to the office. Finished around 9:30. Conferred with the Archdeacon on a range [...]

Tuesday (St Ignatius of Antioch)

Routine weekly and daily task organization at home over breakfast. Logged on to an 8:30am conference call board meeting of the Society of King Charles the Martyr as I was backing out of my driveway. Continued on the call after I got to the office. Finished around 9:30. Conferred with the Archdeacon on a range [...]

The Lord’s Day (XIX Pentecost)

Celebrated and preached the regular 7:30 and 10:00 liturgies at St Matthew's, Bloomington. Home around 1:30. Relaxed.

Saturday (S.I.J. Schereschrewsky)

There was a little discussion around the budget, but since that was the only major item on the agenda, the final session of synod still only took about an hour. I sent Brenda home with some folks from the cathedral, killed some time with a lazy lunch at Portillo's, then got an early check-in at [...]

Friday

Out of the house with Brenda toward Bloomington around 9:30 (it was a long night in the baseball world). Arrived at the venue for the 140th annual synod of the diocese around 11:00. Checked in to our room, scouted out and got oriented to the meeting hall, had lunch, and gaveled the synod into session [...]

Thursday

Usual AM routine. MP in the cathedral. Culled a stack of hard copy material I found waiting for me on my desk. Consulted briefly with Dean Hook on a dangling synod detail. Attended to some liturgical planning details for next month's clergy conference. Took longer than I anticipated. Conferred with the Archdeacon on sundry issues. [...]

Wednesday

Had to take a personal day to accompany Brenda to a healthcare appointment in Chicago But we took the train, and, thanks to Amtrak's wifi connection, I got nearly as much work done as I would have spending the day in the office. Processed a ton of emails, worked on a sermon, continued to attend [...]

Tuesday

Task planning for the day and for the week at home. Morning Prayer in the cathedral. Edited, refined, and printed the working script for my homily at the synod Mass on Friday. Assembled a large-print version of items that pertain to my role as the Celebrant of the synod Mass and placed them in an [...]