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January 8th, 2008


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09:06 am - What has it gots in its pocketses?
This morning Usas followed her sister, gave way to Surya, and promised to return tomorrow. That is a small measure of warmth after last night.

This morning, I came across a post on CartoonChurch.Com, a blog I commonly visit because Dave's insight into "things clergy" is excellent, if Anglican rather than Pagan. The post is about "Things Clergy Carry," and reading through it, many of the suggestions are remarkably apt.

Myself, I carry matches and a tealight (we're a fire religion, after all), as well as my calendar and a pen. I wish I could carry a fire extinguisher, too (just because fire is sacred doesn't mean we have to be stupid about it). I also tend to carry around a jackknife, and keep a Swiss Army knife with a corkscrew in the car. I also carry some personal religious paraphernalia that's just for me, and (of course) my goddamned cell phone.

I'm re-thinking some of the things I keep in my glovebox and trunk now, though. While the last thing I need is more "stuff" in "places," it's good food for thought.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "Truckstop Salvation", -JB

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From:chronarchy
Date:January 8th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Also, goddamned cell phone is a very true statement

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My calendar is a moleskine one, and I keep one in my car that is my mileage record (expect a post soon on just how far I drove and how much of my car's mileage is clergy-related). I have been considering getting another for general devotional work, because the damn things are so hardy.

I suspect that one day I may break down a pick up a palm, but it's unlikely in my mind.

Then again, so was a cell phone. Wellspring will mark the end of my two-freakin'-year term with the damn thing. But I bought it for a good reason: one night I didn't go home, no one knew where I was, and a Grove member got hit by a car and was in the hospital.

As I was trying to get a hold of him and get there to be with him, I realized that my life simply is not my own, and I would never be able to be that out of touch again. Quite the sobering experience.

Fortunately, everything turned out alright in that situation, btw.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 8th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Also, goddamned cell phone is a very true statement

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Indeed, but the cell phone provides a nifty little focus for when I'm feeling particularly weary: I suspect I would feel far better for five full minutes if I chucked the damn thing into the woods. . . Then I'd go get it. If a call comes in, I *always* check it: Grove members get an answer no matter what I'm doing. Most of the rest of ADF does, too.

I'm not often out of service. There's a 50-foot section of one road I drive every day that has no service (I usually drop a call there), but aside from that stretch, Greece, and Mt. Rainer, I've never been out of service. I actually specifically went with AT&T because they cover Brushwood and the Log Cabin Campground with no holes in coverage. Well, that and the OSU employee discount.
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From:aislinggheal
Date:January 8th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm suprised that no one has mentioned "flask of whiskey." Maybe they just don't admit it (or I grew up around too many Irish Catholic priests.)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 8th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Ah, the Waters of Life! :)
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From:dragynphyre
Date:January 8th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
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I think we can learn a lot from clergy of other faiths - considering that they've been doing the clergy thing for longer than our organization's 25 years.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 8th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Indeed: I read a lot of stuff from other faiths. They've got such good ideas, and the dress so nicely!
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From:smithing_chick
Date:January 8th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I was most amused by the one who had "clergy calling cards" for her homebound parishioners who were never home. First, because I had the same problem when I had a newspaper route when I was a kid & second, because my Grandma'a minister always shows up when she's at an appointment, too. :-D

As for what I carry, I've got a nifty traveler's notebook that I picked up when I was working at B&N that's got a leather wrap-around that holds a pen & pencil (and is refillable, although not with my moleskine sketchbook like I'd hoped) & I keep a little calendar tucked under the flap to keep track of appointments & such. I've got three different sized sketchbooks- a little (3x5) silk-covered moleskine that fits in my little purse, my regular-sized (5x8) moleskine & my full-sized sketchbook. I've got a waiter's key with a bottle-opener, and my teeny-tiny chain-nose pliers, a scotch-brite pad & a polishing cloth (& usually some brass or steel wool, too). The last few items are because I'm *always* asked to look at people's jewelry. I really need to get one of those folding lighted book magnifiers for that purpose, too.
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