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Sabbath Day – Well Rounded

September 7, 2012

6:00 AM – Alarm rings to get me up to write for an hour on my dissertation.

6:01 AM – Hit snooze

7:00 AM – Up to write for an hour on my dissertation about medieval preaching.

8:15 AM – Walk August to school

9:00 AM – Write for (almost) an hour

10:00 AM – Climbing with my partner at The Cliffs: belays and boulders

12:00 NOON – reading medieval sermons for an hour (because of an unplanned delay which left me where I was rather than where I wanted to be). At this point I should note that the whole day of reading and writing has been accompanied by rich selections of the Dead from Spring 1990. Check out the Listening Party at

1:00 PM – Lunch with my spouse, discussing my dissertation and her work

2:00 PM – Still enjoying lunch

3:00 PM – Back to writing and reading while spouse picks up child.

5:00 PM – Play time

6:00 PM – Dinner tonight is at Dunne’s Pub and Restaurant for the monthly Oktoberfest (first Thursday each month). Wurst plate, sauerbratten, red cabbage, potato pancakes, apple sauce, Irish beans, German potato salad, Spaten. August is (as his name should suggest) a fan of the German fare.

8:00 PM – Booktime and Bedtime for schoolboy.

9:00 PM – An hour on my sermon.

10:00 PM – POTUS !!

“Because we understand that this democracy is ours. We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government.”


11:00 PM – Facebook and Sabbath Blog

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