I decided not to say anything at the beginning, but now you know. I took a blog vacation for most of the last month. That's mainly because I spent a good bit of that time on the road and in the air:
June 15-23 in Connecticut, going to classes in the mornings when my kids were also in school, then hanging out with them the rest of the day. I also got to visit some of the churches I know in New England, etc.
The end of June and the first few days of July had me finishing up the summer course "Introduction to World Religions." The class was one of the best groups of students I've had so far, a real pleasure.
July 4-7, I took a quick trip to Couer D'Alene, ID to preside at the wedding of Lera Danley and A. J. Moore. Lera's sister, Stacie (I conducted her wedding too, nearly five years ago now) took some photos. Here's one of the big kiss on Flickr - Photo Sharing! I'm the one neither kissing nor being kissed. So why am I smiling so big? Because I'm just really happy for A. J. and Lera? Because it was 100 degrees and the ceremony was nearly over? Feel free to provide a caption.
July 10-15, we were in Colorado Springs, CO for the reunion of Michele's extended family. After much debate, I was narrowly voted in. Last Friday, we went to Denver to put Aubrey on a flight headed for Tidal River Christian Camp in Connecticut. And we got to spend some time walking around on downtown Denver's 16th Street mall. That's a neat place. If you know Boston, think "Quincy Market West."
Anyway, I'm back in Amarillo (where, for what it's worth, I plan to stay for quite some time). My nephews from Colorado are with us for the week, and my Ben and Abigail fly to Amarillo today. But I promise to show up here now and then, whenever I can.