Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

Monthly reflections

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit - December

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. November went by without me writing a novel, or for that matter, much for the blog. I did write a lot for my classes and put some of those writings on my blog. This month, I have a few weeks of classes left and a couple big assignments to wrap up for them. One of the papers will also feed into my larger journey and I’ll hope to prepare my next ember letter. There are various holiday parties I should attend. When these things get wrapped up, I hope to belatedly start some advent reflections. It feels like I’m managing to all keep things together, barely. All will be well.

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit - Lots of Writing

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. A new week, a new month, a new quarter, a new fiscal year for the government.
September has come and gone with lots of reading, lots of writing, but not a lot making it up as blog posts. October looks like it will be more of the same, but with a bunch of travel added on. How will all of this shape my writing going forward?

The courses I’m taking, Intro to Old Testament and News and Religion are going well. It is interesting to see how they interrelate. What was the news of the Ancient Near East? How was it reported? How does Biblical criticism relate to news criticism today?

I am still working on establishing the new normal in my schedule, trying to balance work, life, studies, and many different extracurricular activities. There is more to be written, but there is homework to be done as well.

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit - Starting Seminary Edition

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. A new month starts, and what a month. I am starting seminary and trying to fit my schedule around my new activities. I’ve shifted my start of the day from contemplative prayer to the online morning prayer at the seminary, and my evening Daily Examen to the online evening prayer. I’m still working out what I’ll be writing online and where I’ll be posting stuff. Some will be here in my blog, other writings will be in various sites related to my courses, some public, some private.

I’m looking at what my schedule is for doing class readings; there is a lot to read. For that matter, I’m still deciding if I should get physical text books, or read them online, and if I read them online, what software I should use.

But now, I need to eat breakfast, do more reading and a little social media activity. It will be interesting to see what this month brings.

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. Swiss National Day. The start of a liminal month. This is the month, for me, of preparing to start seminary. It is month of reading, reflection, and some relaxation, all intermingled. Tomorrow, I leave for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. I will camp on a hill listening to folk music through Sunday.
Later in the month, I will head off to Tennessee to watch the eclipse. During this time, I will be reading books from a suggested reading list from seminary. I will be reflecting on this, perhaps finding time to write.

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit: July

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. A playful way of starting a new month, harkening back to childhood invocations for good luck. A time to think about the month that has ended and the month ahead. June was a pretty good month. The new Region Missionary started. I got sworn in to Zoning Board of Appeals, and most importantly, I have been accepted into the online Certificate of Theological Studies program at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. To reference a video that is popular online right now, I’m about as excited as a gorilla in a kiddie pool.

So, what’s on tap for this month? We have the Fourth of July coming up, my birthday, and a Celtic Christianity retreat. There are so many things I want to read this summer. There are so many things I want to write about.

I still haven’t written about my Daily Examen the way I want. I want to write about my hopes and expectations for divinity school. I want to write about the broader context of my journey. I expect I’ll want to write about the Celtic Christianity retreat.

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