Well..yesterday did NOT go the way I planned it. Beth was supposed to work at 3:30...and I was going to drive her to work then hang out up in that neck of the woods until she was finished four hours later. I've written about that whole procedure here before. I usually hit a place with free wifi. like one of the nearby libraries..or Borders (where there is no wifi at all but with lots of books to leaf through and plenty of plugs so I can write about interesting things I find in the books w/o keeping an eye on how much battery I have left) I often some stuff at Sam's (including a serving of their vanilla soft serve...for 97 cents)
Plans abruptly changed when I got a call from Beth who was (in texting lingo) sk8ing. Skateboarding. Well, let me rephrase that. She was not actually sk8ing. She was laying face down on the pavement in the middle of the road after doing a somersault, landing first on her hand, then elbow, then back of her head, then her hip. She had road rash all over her.
When I rushed to pick her up (a few blocks from my house) she staggered to the car...and by the time we got home and she went to lay on her bed for a while, she was sobbing. Off to the ER we went...and spent four hours of a perfectly good Labor Day afternoon sitting in the ER. Ugh. End result...
No serious injuries. Lots of bruising. Probably pulled ligaments in the hip/groin.
So, even though I had planned to finish up a post about the Keating interview, it just didn't happen. BUT...while doing some "reasearch" for it, I came upon a really, really interesting website called THE WEBSITE OF UNKNOWING. It is self described as:
all about Christian mysticism, Celtic wisdom, interfaith spirituality, the emergent conversation, and assorted other topic
Check it out if you have a chance. I will be writing about some of the writings there in the future. Especially interesting to me was the post entitled Everything you always wanted to know about Christian Mysticism but were afraid to ask. Lots of comments there....which oftentimes are at least as interesting as the original post itself. (hint hint)
More on Keating tomorrow...