Saturday, June 25, 2005 +

02005 06 25 +

M’s father Louis is in the hospital with a possible mass in his chest and anemia that may be caused by bleeding.

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Friday, June 24, 2005 +

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We are back home from a three days’s visit to Pyramid Lake, where we stayed as usual with our friend Sister Mary Anne Nelson, CSJ, in the director’s cabin where she is for the month while putting in gardens, “relocating” snakes, etc. (the director, Sister Monica, usually stays elsewhere and in any case was not at the camp). Dot came up with us. Driving in on Pyramid Road, we saw a great blue heron. Later we saw a couple of unrelocated snakes, heard and then saw and heard a beaver thumping the water near shore, and heard but did not see loons. The first and third days, M and O kayaked with Mary Anne. I read portions of C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces. On the second day we Wongs went into Vermont by ferry at Ticonderoga and drove to Middlebury, where we stopped at the interestingly-designed Middlebury College Center for the Arts (Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, 1992) and then went into the town for lunch and shopping. We bought presents for Sasha and Vanya at the local Ben Franklin, and M and O came away with some things from a thrift shop. I asked O if she would consider Middlebury for college. She said, Not anywhere in Vermont—too many farms.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 +

Pyramid Lake 1

Pyramid Life Center

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005 +

Notes 115

When I am unhappy I do crosses, when I am happy I do circles.

The use of Just War Doctrine is to justify war.

The Reformation ended some years ago, as did the Counter-Reformation.

02005 06 21 +

Attended my first Pastoral Advisory Council meeting as one of the four newly elected members. We won’t be able to vote until our term begins in September but were encouraged to discuss issues brought up and to help “discern” next year’s officers (“leaders”). Discernment took a long time with no discernable advantages over discussion and vote. The current chairman (“chair”), Dale King, was re-elected (the current bylaws require a vote); Adron Butler was elected cochairman (“cochair&rdquo), and his wife (since you would have asked) Cora Alphonso-Butler was elected secretary. At least two of the new members, Joan Meyer and I, are likely to be vocal, and the other two, Joyce Grogan and Betty Travis, don’t seem shy. It remains to be seen what we shall accomplish.

Monday, June 20, 2005 +

02005 06 20 +

Oliv graduated from 8th grade at St. Catherine of Siena School. She read Philippians 1:3–11. Dot and Jude were with us. After the reception, graduates and parents had pizza and wings at the Orchard Tavern. O then left us for an overnight at K— Q—’s.