It’s time for another cross-country excursion. Last summer I took a train from DC to Chicago to Sacramento to Malibu to Seattle, to Chicago, and back to DC. Pretty much saw all of the upper half of the U.S. This summer, I’ll be living/working in Albuquerque, NM, and I’m taking a road trip through Tenessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
I’ll be staying at the Center for Action and Contemplation as an intern. It’s a place that helps Christians to connect contemplative prayer with social action, and to see the intrinsic relationship and necessity of both. I’m hoping to gain yet more wisdom from people who have been praying a lot longer than I have. I’m leaving this Tuesday for the trip, so this may be my last post for awhile. Something like this seems to suggest that fewer hours spent on the Internet this summer would probably be better.
In unrelated news, does anyone have any advice on how to remove a 250-300 lb block of cement from the ground? My mom and I have been digging out the old concrete block that used to hold our basketball hoop up. It’s 1.5 ft in diameter and 2.5 ft deep, resulting in one incredibly heavy piece of work. We’ve managed to loosen it from the soil, but can’t seem to pry it up or smash it apart with a sledge hammer. It is a cedar of lebanon.
Well, peace and all good to you all. Send me letters if inclined to do so. I’ll try to include some reflections this summer, hopefully as I’m being formed by prayer and meditation.