Up and out by 7:30 in order to be at St Thomas’, Salem for the second of two “marathon” teaching sessions on evangelism. What an attentive, stimulating, and appreciative group this was, representing four parishes of the Eastern Deanery. Some very exciting things are happening in the Diocese of Springfield. It was nearly four o’clock by the time I left Salem, which put me home around 6:00. After an hour to change clothes, pack, and rest a wee bit, it was back on the highway, this time with Brenda with me. We headed for Bloomington-Normal, where tomorrow’s visit is at St Matthew’s, beginning with a 7:30am liturgy. We had a late dinner at the Normal incarnation of one of our favorite haunts from our Indiana sojourn, Flat Top Grill, then checked in at the Hampton Inn on the west side.