Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting Jesuit Father James Martin, author of so many great books, among them My Life with the Saints and Between Heaven and Mirth. His keynote address was so unbelievably good. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time, and about faith and spirituality. If Father Martin is in your area, get a ticket and go. It will be a great experience. I promise. We need more joy in our Church, in our lives.
In other news, I spent time with Chiara and our Daisy troop at an "encampment" at Camp Is-Sho-Da this past weekend. Perfect weather for hanging outside with a bunch of energetic, twirling, dancing, giggling 6-year-olds. We made sit-upons and Memorial Day cards for veterans, decorated cupcakes, tie-dyed shirts, and sang silly songs. All the things Girl Scouts love to do.
Being let out of my basement office also means more time to get to know my "new" Nikon camera. I got it about nine months ago, but because of all my book deadlines, I haven't really had a chance to explore what it can do. Here are some shots of the lovely flowers blooming in our backyard right now.
|Spring in our yard|