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.


June Butler 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. :-)

June Butler 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.