the land of canaan

my thoughts while on sabbatical

yellow flag

Today – eight days in – we saw the first yellow flag of our trip, meaning that every time that we had been to the beach before that it had … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

smells and bells

We went to Episcopal church this morning at mom’s church, Trinity in Apalachicola, although mom wasn’t there, of course.  Instead, there was a guest, Whitney Zimmerman Edwards, who was a … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

a professional desire

My graduate work in “New Testament Ethics” at Yale focused on the question of how to extrapolate contemporary ethics from authoritative guidelines in New Testament, or how to live from … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

my dream

The weirdest thing happened this morning: I remembered my dream! I can’t remember the last time I remembered a dream.  And it wasn’t one that I had in the middle … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

glad to have a good beach day

The concept of a “good beach day” is dramatically different depending on whether or not you have kids.  BC, or “before children,” a good beach day was 5+ hours in … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

another tattoo?

Over the past several days, I’ve experienced a strange desire to get another tattoo: which would be the first tattoo I’ve gotten in twenty years.  Is it because I am … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

appreciating mom’s house

After two consecutive rainy days, I am feeling very appreciative of mom’s house.  Many times I’ve thought of how much we are enjoying being here, but never so much as … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment