Upcoming Blogging Hiatus

I’ve decided I need a little break from the blog these last couple weeks of the quarter. I’m currently working on my 40+ page paper on Everett Cattell’s life and contribution to Quaker missiology and I need to clear everything else of my desk. The paper is due on December 12th, so until that time I’m planning on laying-low on the web. Actually, my mother-in-law is coming into town this week to visit, watch L during the day, and help free me up to get my work done. Even though I’m finding this kind of writing (largely biographical) difficult at first go, I’ve got about 2,500 words so far, I’m enjoying it, and it helps that Cattell has become a kind of Quaker hero for me.

I’m planning on posting one last essay on Cattell here to finish up my four-part series I started awhile back sometime after I finish the paper. And I will need to post an article on Barclay Press pretty soon, which I plan to also have be about Cattell and his vision for the future of the Friends Church.

Also, after the hiatus and sometime around Christmas and the new year I will be doing a massive “relaunch” of gathering in light.com. Some friends of mine have been working on a slick new design, logos, fonts, etc to bring this site into the new year with class. So keep your eyes peeled for a little post-quarter fun. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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

8 thoughts on “Upcoming Blogging Hiatus”

  1. I hope everyone has a blogging hiatus till I get back home mid-December. I have internet access for a few more days but then it's lights out for me for a week. Have fun writing the paper!

  2. Weird, I responded to this via email but it didn't post for some reason.

    Anyways, I hope everyone does as well, so I don't miss much! I hope you enjoy your break from the Web and your time with the family.

  3. Hi Kay – thanks for finding my blog! Don't worry the return will be worth the wait! I'm having a difficult time staying away, I've thought of about 5 things I wanted to write on in the last three days!

  4. So, how'd it go?

    I was in a bit of the same situation, though not quite as long of a paper. Takes a lot out of a person. But, honestly, writing like that is a bit of a high for me, and much better than a final test, so I have mixed feelings about it.

    See you around a lot more this next quarter–I'm finally getting myself to move closer to campus (and Lucky Baldwins).

    1. Patrick – Glad to hear you’ll be closer to campus we’ll have to have a visit to Lucky’s next quarter sometime. Yes, I should say that with all that writing I go in and out of having fun. I don’t like the pressure, but I do like the writing. But in either case, we survived!

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