so it seems i’ve taken an unintended blog hiatus – just long enough to really start missing it. welcome back, interwebbies!
so, what’s been happening the past couple of months, you ask? really, it’s been more of the same – work, school, internship, trying to have quality time with my dear husband. i love all of it – at least, i love the husband time and the internship. i like school, and work is familiar. all in all, life is good.
a few items of note…
…this has taken up my free time for two very spellbinding evenings this week, delaying the process of really digging into this. it was definitely worth the time, and although it’s a novel, i feel like i’ve gotten an education. and, although i have some pretty big issues with the actions of our government at times, sometimes i’m overwhelmed at the vast difference between my freedom and the lack of rights for so many women (and people at large, but especially women) around the world.
…on another political note, last night i caught the dateline(?) special on billy graham and his relationship with the white house. fascinating stuff – i was especially intrigued (impressed?) by the fact that the president graham had the least connection with was jimmy carter, even though carter has been one of our most devout evangelical presidents. apparently, carter felt very strongly about separation of church and state, which led to his distancing himself from graham somewhat. also interesting was graham’s shift from political advisor to strictly providing spiritual guidance following the nixon fiasco, graham’s use of presidential friendship to get into countries such as the soviet union (during the cold war) and china to preach, and the closeness of his relationship with the clintons. it seems bill clinton went to his first billy graham crusade at the age of thirteen – graham had to go to great lengths to ensure that that particular rally was racially integrated, and the footage was pretty cool. also, did you know that bill clinton took hillary to a graham crusade on one of their early dates?
…my brother is currently in israel on a little vacation from iraq. he should be back in the u.s. by the end of september. hurrah!
…we went to a great party/cookout at nikki and zach’s last night. if nikki still had a blog, i’d link her, and then you could all know how cool she is. i love that girl!
…my mother-in-law is going back to school. i’m so proud of her!
…i’m sleepy, and the a.c. is in the bedroom. so i’m going to go to bed now. g’night.
what’s been on your minds lately?