"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Thursday, July 09, 2009


The Bishop of New Hampshire drew a large crowd for his lunchtime talk.

The camera crew is shooting film for a PBS documentary about our Bishop. The cameraman told me it's scheduled for broadcast in 2011.

In early evening I attended the Global Economic Forum. The Presiding Bishop urges the attendees to sit when she received a standing ovation.

After the PB's address, we heard from Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. This marks the first time any ABofC has ever attended GC. Not one of my best photographic efforts--low light and distance were factors--but proof that he was among us.

Three speakers described their ministries and took questions. We heard about the Lakota community of South Dakota and challenges to Native America youth...

...and the necessity of Nets for Life in preventing malaria in African countries...

...and the impact of the global economy on agriculture and the environment.

After the forum some members of our deputation strolled to the Garden Walk for supper. Along the way we met this giant pink shrimp.

It was dark by the time we returned to the Hilton. From the hotel parking lot we had an excellent view of the nightly fireworks show at nearby Disneyworld.

And so ended an inspiring, uplifting, Spirit-filled day.

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