Saturday, August 27, 2005

Exciting news -- someone donated to the farm 20 Tanglewood shed tickets and money for dinner for 20 people. Thus, I'm getting to go tonight to see the Boston Pops with John Williams conducting and Josh Groban singing!! I'll let you know how it is, though I can't imagine it being anything but incredible.
Links I just added: I've been thinking a lot about the similarities and differences between the Church of the Brethren (the denomination that has my heart) and United Church of Christ (the denomination that has my presence at the moment). Thus, I included the links to both and would love to hear your feedback. Also on the sidebar is a link to Gould farm's website and a link to the Massachusetts Government website that has some varied information about MA.
The church I'm going to here in Monterey is incredible -- the pastor is a young woman who is scholarly, prophetic, and sensitive; the congregation is a small one but a vital one; the services include much silence, singing, and a time for the congregation to talk about personal reflections based on the pastor's sermon. It will be a fun church to learn from and be a part of for a while. (Plus, they have a piano that I can use to practice on...)
Today I will be doing one of the more tangible parts of my job here at the farm -- I'm driving guests back and forth to Great Barrington, a town about 20 minutes away.
On that note, I will leave you to your jobs and your play...

Friday, August 26, 2005

I think I've finally figured it out.

It's taken me a bit of time, but I think I've figured out how to do a blog. Because it's late, I'm not going to post much more tonight, but I wanted to say hi to all of you and to make sure this dang thing works before I head off to bed.
I'll be doing this in place of mass e-mails while I'm here in Massachusetts. Thanks for being part of the group who chooses to accompany me on my journey.
By the way, before I head off, the title of my blog comes from the poem that's on the sidebar. It's one of my favorites of the poems I've written, and yet it's still a bit of a work-in-progress.
Have a lovely evening...
Signing off affectionately,