Friday, May 30, 2008

"home again, McGinty..."

One of our pastimes week before last was remembering as many of our father's pat phrases as we could...and this morning's title was one of them. Who McGinty was, and why...is lost in the mists of time.

Back at my desk...in the absence (yesterday and today) of Excellent Secketry...with a heap of phone messages, far, far too many emails, and the same wretched midden of paper that was here when I left. Augmented, a bit, if possible.

The time in Adjacent Province was delightful...good weather, good folks (quite open to hearing about Jeremy Taylor, too, bless them), good food, good beds; my exposure to retail books was limited to 15 minutes (enough to get me some Mary Oliver, though)...and I hadn't known how much my heart yearned for a landscape with some CLIVITY to it (both ac- and de-...).

Two rehearsals today, two weddings tomorrow, and I guess somebody is preaching on Sunday: oh, yes, that would be me...

3 comments:

mompriest said...

I've often thought we at the revgals should set up a file to share sermons...that way when any of has a week like yours we can pull up a sermon for which ever need arises be it Sunday, or funeral, or wedding, etc....

Crimson Rambler said...

Like our engineering students...we had to keep devising new essay topics for their compulsory English courses, because they had such complete files of papers that had received top marks in previous years...but could you ever preach anybody else's sermon? Use it as a jumping-off place, for sure... I think my gang may hear a lot of quotations from Jeremy Taylor! :-)

Kate Morningstar said...

What Mary Oliver did you get? I love her.