Friday, April 18, 2008

We love meetups

Every so often the Acts of Hope crew (human and feline, or just the human, when travel is involved*) has a meetup with blogger buddies, and we had one today. Chris of Even the Devils Believe and his spouse Sue were in town from Durham and we had a lively lunch at a local eatery, preceded by tea and a proper visit with the resident feline. We send our very best to Chris and Sue's felines, Tomato and Mahler. Mahler has just had a birthday: go and wish him a happy one! (And drool over that kitten photo.)

* as it was with Luiz last month in Atlanta and LJ in October and Ed (Where are you, Ed? We miss you sorely.) in Los Angeles in June.

6 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

The meet-ups are fun, aren't they, Jane? I love them.

I left a simple-minded comment at Anne Kennedy's place. It will probably be ripped to shreds. I didn't get into the heresies, and I was nice and polite.

Jane R said...

Bless your heart.

I probably should have shut up, and I am going to take a break from this kind of blog travel, but I was appalled, and I am also trying to figure out how one has civil conversation in a constructive way across various divides. Probably wasn't the time and place but oh well.

As for meetups, they are great fun. I can't wait to meet you! Maybe next fall when my book is out and I do a little travel in the following months.

Jane R said...

P.S. Mimi, I just went to your comment and thought it was very fine and theologically, spiritually, and humanly spot on. (Did anyone ever tell you what a good theologian you are?)

johnieb said...

As I said at her place, I've told her that several times in the last months, and maybe in person for all I remember, but I'm just a poor country boy, and not a theologian: simple, country, or otherwise, So I'm not sure she takes me seriously. :-)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Johnieb and Jane, you are both extremely kind in your comments, but I simply cannot wrap my head around the thought of myself as any kind of theologian.

johnieb said...

Perhaps re-thinking what "theology" is and by whom it is done is a place to start, Mimi?

The theologian who means the most to me, refused to accept that designation, so I hope to be forgiven for applying it to him. Also, my acquaintance with his work is mostly second-hand, for he can be difficult: Paul Ricoeur.