Monday, September 15, 2008

sabbatical update 3

Monday morning update

the weekend that was: we skipped down to Victor Harbor and had a lovely walk around Granite Island. we found a pub showing the rugby and fought to keep just 1 of the 4 TV’s focused on international sport (rugby) rather than inter-state sport (AFL). on Sunday we had a magical 6 hour cruise of the mouth of the Murray and then up the Coorong National Park, with fascinating insights into the Aboriginal ability to survive.

where i am at the moment: Parkin-Wesley, listening to the wind roaring outside as a gale howls through Adelaide. I was at the beach cafe journalling this morning and it was so impressive, these huge lumpy waves bearing down.

on my to-do list this week: writing. i am making good progress on the missional church leadership book. i also hope to get some feedback from the publishers this week, after sending them the initial, framing, chapter and a revamped chapter summary.

procrastinating about: I have been asked by Semiea journal to write a piece on the Bible in Brotown. Abstract needs to be done this week.

book i’m in the midst of: John Grisham, The Innocent Man. Disturbing non-fictional take into a dysfunctional US legal system.

music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: nothing really.

next trip: Uluru! The pennies have been saved and a long weekend is planned, to absorb one of the wonders of the world. We leave Thursday and return Sunday.

how i’m feeling about this week: Upbeat – about the rugby and the league, about the fabulous family memories we are creating, about the mental stimulation from the Tabor seminar and about the gift of space to write ie clarify some thoughts.

Posted by steve at 01:27 PM

1 Comment

  1. Steve, there is a pub in the city, called the Earl of Aberdeen (also known as the Coopers Alehouse) that is totally devoted to Rugby. It is on every TV and you will not have to fight to keep it on the channel! They serve a massive Schnitzel parmy also!

    Comment by mark — September 18, 2008 @ 1:39 am

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