Saturday, August 28, 2010

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

It's raining in Shrimp Town ... again.
Again and always.

There are rainy afternoons and rainy weekends, 
rains that drum a beat to the whirring of the ceiling fan at 2 am.
The puddles are permanent at the base of the driveway and on the route to my mailbox.

There's still a month until the end of the rainy season,
but Shrimp Town's kids are back in school,
so we're in a funny stretch between summer and fall.

We're in a long stretch of Ordinary Time in the church year, too,
in between the pastels of Easter and the purple and silver of Advent.
Amid all the rain this stretch seems a little too long for me.
I'm tempted to think of of "Ordinary Time" as Humdrum Time,
and as Homesick Time as well.

What do you do to find interest in the ordinary?
What little things help you find pleasure in the ordinary days?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

For bloggers who want to blog anonymously ...

Have you ever been freaked out by how much the internet knows about you?  Have you ever gotten goosebumps from an ad that's reading your mind?  "Why yes, I am thinking about carrot cake cupcakes today... how did you know, creepily prescient ad?  Shudder."   You can at least keep foks from knowing your exact location through your photos. Check out this article from the New York Times about geotags.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010