Happy Valentines, people! Been traveling again, and can’t always find a moment to collect my thoughts to post here. Still haven’t. But I wanted to check in and say “Hi.”
Since I last wrote, the Pope has resigned—no pope has relinquished power in more than 600 years, and when that pope did, he was dealing with rivals claiming the papacy. So this is big news. I read a bit of one column in which the writer hopes the Cardinals will select someone over 50 but under 65. We need someone, he says, with fresh ideas. Really? What fresh ideas? Since when does a pope have fresh ideas? Well, I guess Pope John XIII had a few.
And Mardi Gras comes and goes, as well as Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent. And this Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent. Wow, I’m hardly over my New Year’s Day hang over. And today is Valentine’s Day. My wife is flying in from travels; we got a hotel room booked in this lay over city, and tomorrow I put her on a plane for home, I join her in a week or so. We’re missing our two birthdays that fall in that time frame so tonight we’re having dinner, celebrating Valentine’s Day, and our birthdays.
Well, enough about us! Haha!
Thanks for your patience. Hope you have a blessed Sunday.