There's Little Time When You're On the Run – Some Birthday Trinkets

[Edited Twice] Lately I’ve been pretty under-the-gun with school work, and all the extra things going on. I don’t have much time to do some of those I love doing. I hope to write soon about all the stuff I’ve had my hands in but for now that will have to wait.

Today I turned 28.

Emily is making homemade tortilla soup tonight, it’s one of my absolute favorite dishes and I will post pictures if I think of it. I can hardly wait. More importantly tomorrow we’re going to hang out together and take a day off!

A couple things I wanted to share just for fun. I am going to keep adding to this list as I have time.

  • My mother and father-in-law sent this card. And inside it said, “I think this might work for Quakers too!” I laughed my head off.
  • My british buddy, Simon, posted an audio file of one of our favorite poet’s Dylan Thomas reading A Poem In October.
  • Emily bought me this. I will write a post about it once it gets here.
  • And I found a reflection I wrote about births I did last year here.
  • At the bookstore where I work, we celebrated by having ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies and Breyers ice cream.

  • I am going to lunch with Chris from Quaker 2.0.
  • There are some great/hilarious birthday wishes on myspace. Wow so many!
  • I me with Bill Quigley, one of my profs from Malone College. It was great to meet and chat over coffee, hear his stories, learn a little bit about what’s going on at Malone, and talk with him about the possibility, that crazy possibility, of maybe, just maybe, becoming a Quaker theologian professor some day!
  • Once I arrived back at the model home (and here) I found a card from my dad and the Daniels Fam, a bottle of Chimay and a Scharffen Berger Chocolate bar from Emily.

  • The tortilla Soup was…amazing. And so was that other stuff!

All in all it was a great day.

So a couple “gifts” for you. Enjoy the day on me!

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Wess the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Wess has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and is the father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with friends, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.

10 thoughts on “There's Little Time When You're On the Run – Some Birthday Trinkets”

  1. ok, it may have been a day early, but that song i sang on your answering machine was pretty awesome too!

  2. No problem Dan, and thanks everyone else as well. I told Emily earlier today that I feel more connected with her than usual because we’ve been able to rest and hang out together so much over the past couple days. So it’s been a great little holiday.

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