“I heard no call, Father,” I said. “I came here as a stranger, and I came by chance.”
“Was it as a stranger and by chance you wept?” he said, then let me wonder at his words a while before he spoke again. “When a man leaves home, he leaves behind some scrap of his heart. Is it not so, Godric? . . . It’s the same with a place a man is going to. Only then he sends a scrap of his heart ahead.”
– Originally published in Godric by Frederick Buchener
Two days before leaving Austin, we get an email from a new Pennswood resident, Nancy Arnold. The joy of Pennswood is that we keep meeting interesting, engaging people. We learn that Nancy’s brother Carl and his wife Irene live in Austin. He’s an adolescent psychologist. Irene’s in charge of the Science textbooks for the state of TX. They agree to meet us for dinner—delightful people we definitely want to introduce to Adam and Caroline. They live in a neighborhood near the Griffin School. Continue reading Onward to Key West→
Many of you asked that we again write a blog about our winter journeying. This year’s trip will be quite different I suspect—more internal than external. We’ve decided to stay in three locations for a month at a time, using our RV as home base. Many also wished us a much less adventurous start than last year. Read on and see. . .but if you don’t have time or interest, that’s OK too. Continue reading Austin or Bust!→
I’ve been in a fog about the Climate Change March in NYC due to my computer’s being hacked and all my addresses contacted for a scam (sorry if you were one of them—no, I am not stranded in Manila on vacation, and thanks for not sending me money!). Anyway, I just woke up to the fact that I didn’t have a seat on the train to and from NYC, so this morning at 6AM I was wide awake putting the pieces together. The train from Trenton is already sold out, and I got two of the last seats from Princeton (luckily I’m close to both stations now that we live in Pennsylvania).
We’re all absorbed in the necessary and important things we fill our days with—yet we must also act to assure a livable future for those who come after we are gone.
On Sunday, Sept. 21, people from all over the country will be coming together in NYC for the People’s Climate March. The March is anticipated to be the largest climate rally in history. This is our chance to influence world leaders before the UN Climate Summit to support a comprehensive global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
If you’re coming too, let me know! If you can’t come, please join me in prayer for the sake of our children and grandchildren. Look for me in the crowd and let’s pray for the loving, life-giving changes the world community must choose.
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