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This seems as good a day as any to borrow pages from fellow blogger Nikki Faith and Gratefulness.org and list things I’ve been thankful for this week:

  1. My family–they know who they are.
  2. A chance to get to know one of my colleagues a little better as we met to talk over her research project. I don’t know if I helped much, but a good meeting all the same.
  3. Bishop  Alexis Bilindabagabo, who spoke at Campbell and at my church last week about the ministry of reconciliation and peace-building.
  4. Faithful friends, especially C, whom I’ve known since grad school days, and who is an inspiration and encouragement in many ways.
  5. A good book—am currently finishing Dorothy Dunnett’s King Hereafter, which I skimmed & dipped into here and there to prepare a conference paper. Now I can really enjoy it—again.
  6. My two cats, who think they own me, but amuse me anyway. They wanted to be #1 on the list, but I have to maintain some order.
  7. New shearling slippers from L.L. Bean—I am now ready for winter. Bring it on!
  8. Actually getting my SC4 proposal in before the original deadline, so now I don’t have to worry about it until Spring. Hmm–was that gratitude, or gloating? I’d better quit while I’m ahead.
  9. Nov. 8—birthday of Dorothy Day

 

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