I thought returning home from Ireland wouild give me time to post some thoughts on this blog, but it has been a whirlwind since I got home from Ireland. I had tons of work to catch up on at home as well as keeping up with email, podcasts and other wild things in my life. I’m also helping a friend rewrite a book that we’re hoping to publish soon and tunr into a movie. More on that in an upcoming blog.
But today I had to drive down to Orange County to do a BridgeBuilders presentation for a group of California educators. Now I am at the Orange County ariport waiting for a late night flight to Seattle, where I present a workshop tomorrow for the Washington Conference of School Attorneys on BridgeBuilders mediation strategies for cultural and religious conflicts. I have to be there first thing in the morning, and I have yet to recover from Ireland. After the conference I’m meeting a friend for lunch before catching a 5:00 flight back to Orange County to get my car and then tackle the (hopefully!) 90 minute drive home.
I actually plan to pass out this weekend. The last couple of months have been exhausting and I am far behind on so many things. I hope that doesn’t sound like complaining; it’s just the reality. Though I’m at the end of a pretty concentrated stretch, I love leaving it all on the field at the end of the day. I really enjoy each of the things God has put in front of me and enjoy waking up every morning to see what each day will hold. For now, I only hope for enough strength to be coherent tomorrow and responsive to their questions with helpful answers.
Then I’ll look forward to a recuperating weekend at home. After all that, I might get back to some intelligible postings here!
I’m not too loaded up in May. I’ll continue working on the book and have a trip planned early in the month to Sacramento, CA and later in the month to Canada, across the border from Detroit. Oh, yeah! Sara and I also have our 31st Anniversary in the middle of the month. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. She is such a treasure.