May 29th, 2007
|01:37 pm - Wellspring, and putting some mileage on this priest|
On returning from Wellspring, my car now has 1,999 miles that are purely clergy-related in the first 5 months of 2007, which is 40% of my total mileage. On May 31, presuming I don't have another call before then, out of 151 days, I will have traveled for clergy work at least 17 of them (11%).
I do my best to write down most clergy-related traveling. I certainly get anything that is 100% clergy-related, though I don't always write down piddly stuff like when I'm out at the store and I get a call from someone and stop by on the way home. IRS rules are just too complicated, for the most part, for me to do the "this trip was 27.4% clergy-related" kind of thing.
In all, this job certainly keeps me on my toes. . .
And yes, Wellspring rocked. Probably the best Wellspring I've ever been to, and I was very, very happy there.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: content
Current Music: "Why You Wanna Hurt My Heart?", -JB
"And yes, Wellspring rocked. Probably the best Wellspring I've ever been to, and I was very, very happy there."
Makes me sad that I cound not be there. :-(
I've got a good chunk of it written up: you can live vicariously through my rambling post.
But you were missed. As were many other of old CLG and ex-CLGers that I've known a while.
It's easier to get over sickness when you can take sick days, so as long as it didn't manifest itself until afterwards, I don't think we'd have complained too much.
Glad you had a good time. I'm still glad I didn't push to stay longer - there are things I need to be doing. And, for the most part, I am actually doing them.
Though, it was excellent to chat with you while you were there - and I was glad to be the source of such a large, genuine laugh. Healthy Laughter = Awesome.
Hehe. You picked a good time to call, seeing as I was sitting there with the rest of the Grove. :)
Good to hear from you :)
That's me, known for my good timing ;-)
Now, to go work on my eye-diet...
Don't diet. Just do a regimen of eye-crunches.
Muscley eyes are sexy!
Haha, I will be like Pop Eye!
I have to agree -- best Wellspring ever. I'll try to post more when I'm not quite so exhausted. :p
I was also very happy to see you so very happy. *smile*
It's just always good to see you :)
Hey, did you get the chance to see the video? Did it come out alright?
Yes, I did see the video(s)... this morning, in fact. Looks good, but you and I need to work on adding the camera to the spheres of concentration. And again, I note that when you stand sideways, you almost disappear. Must have you over for dinner again soon, methinks. :p musicnazi_666
, in her customary witty manner, commented that this video is celebrated by two hippie druids and an Amish boy. (The goatee would seem to indicate you're past your wilding days, though.) I especially enjoyed Caryn's shameless plug for firestarter. ("What do you call this stuff again?")
Good stuff -- it will be terrific with the second altar angle. druidkirk
will be doing the editing as soon as he gets home and gets caught up, it would seem.
We should do a You-Tube video together now. :)
Well, I suppose that we achieved our goal of showing that people from different walks of life can do ritual :)
As I was thinking about it last night, though, I was reflecting that with Sue in her tie-dye, me in my "underwhites", and Caryn in her generally regular clothes (if a tad hippish), we probably made a good triad of "hippie, normal, conservative" to go onto the vid.
Here's hoping that no one makes that particular observation in the comments :) It's amazing how people will form impressions based off someone else's comments on YouTube.
Of course, the other option is to market it as "Hippies Vs. the Amish Druids" and see if we can't obtain a million hits. . .
And yes, we should definitely do a rite together. I can get a nice camera, methinks, from the university. . .
BTW, you make a very nice Amish Druid... and I thought Caryn makes a nice sort of biker-chick/rocker kind of Druid. Yup. Nice mix.
As for comments, I'd turn 'em off. Who needs them?
What kind of rite would we do? *pondering*
I really want to do a ritual that involves building a fire, and one that's just, "This is the simplest form of daily devotion I can think of." Maybe that second one could star my "Curiously Strong Altar."
But you and I could do something Roman, for sure. Or we could try and do Romano-Celtic, just for a shot in the arm :)
I find I'm too tired to contemplate this tonight, alas. Let's talk about it in another day or two, okay?
I agree. I still have homework from Wellspring to do! Man, I have loads of crap to finish and post!
Watch my LJ for a post tonight... I have ONE picture and one ONLY. Methinks it's a new icon for you. *smile*
It was great to meet you, if only for a few minutes...Wellspring was fun...must convince the rest of Oregon to come next year.
*sighs* I never get enough time to meet with most folks. I don't even know where you were camping, though: I'd just pass you every so often while on my way to do other things.
Ah, well. Perhaps if I make it out for the NW festival. . . which I might.
if I make it out for the NW festival. . . which I might.
Reasons keep on turning up to make me say: "I should really go to that. No, I mean REALLY really."
Perhaps one of these days the balance will tip and they'll outweigh the obstacles piled up AGAINST going. . . :/
Hey any chance you have your notes on that workshop you gave on Piety?
I do, but it's basically just a chapter from my book. I think I can arrange something :)
I also expect that Skip will post it soon.
Your "wheel of the year" book? Does that mean I have to buy it or actually *read* the Dedicants List-Serv?
Oh, no. This is the book I'll be finishing up this fall, and submitting to ADF publishing :)
I can send you a .pdf of the file. Drop me your email addy sometime. I'll have to pull it out and send it on.
The chapter is almost finished, but not quite. Should be done soon, as I got a lot of good ideas out of my workshop from others.
I think I was unclear, too: Skip should be posting the audio soon. I didn't mention what he'd be posting *rolls eyes at self*
And any idea where all the audio will be posted? I assume somewhere on the member's section of the ADF site, but I'm awful at searching, you know?
Sorry I missed it. Perhaps the next round.