"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

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Busy in Indy

I left NH on Tuesday to attend the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, which occurs every 3 years. I am staying in this Hotel adjacent to the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Over the past 5 days, the temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees, several times reaching 107 degrees. It's a historic heat waves. I have made use of the skywalks between the hotels and the convention center.

Our first business day was July 4th. I wore red, white, and blue as I posed with our diocesan mascot, a moose.

That night, I saw fireworks from the adjacent baseball stadium as well as from my own hotel room, which overlooks downtown--I had an awesome view of the civic fireworks display.

I have been keeping up the diocesan deputation blog. Here I am in a hotel corridor, at work, this morning.

A very exciting development was the consent to the election of our future bishop in the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. Our group had the privilege of escorting him before our House (Deputies) for an ovation. Here we are before the procession (he's the priest wearing black with the blue badge which is actually purple--the colour of bishops.)

I serve on the Communications committee. We review resolutions related to that topic and pass them on to the House with a recommendation. Here is most of the committee.

To say I miss the Chap and the dogs and my refreshing cool forest and cold lakes is a huge understatement. But I am busy, enjoying mysef with friends old and new, and experiencing some terrific liturgies and preaching. So all is well.

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