"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

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

From the Maelstrom

Yes, I still exist.

It's a very intense (to put it mildly) week of legislative activity, with some diocesan activity thrown in just to keep me even more on my toes.

When at the Lodge, I occasionally have the pleasure of photographing beautiful and colourful birds, but haven't any time to post the pictures. At present we are hosting hummingbirds, Baltimore orioles (male & female), rose-breasted grosbeaks (male & female), blue jays (male & female, but who can tell the difference?), cardinals (male & female), purple finches (male & female), mourning doves, downy & hairy woodpeckers (male & female). Did I forget anybody? Oh--we think a raptor paid a visit, because a very large dropping was left upon the deck rail.

Chipmunks, too, are very busy, rushing about stealing seed from the feeders and stuffing into their burrows.

Am adjusting to the momentous changes and challenges in British politics, and rather enjoying the show now that all is settled about the coalition, leadership, and policies (at least as far as I can tell.) Will let you know if I notice any differences when I'm over there in a few months' time....

I'm on lunch break from the House and about to be late for the call back to order.

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