Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Missing The Point, Now In My 57th Year
At a baby shower this afternoon for a St. John's School colleague, we guests were offered the opportunity to guess the date and time Kellie's baby would be born. I wrote down the due date at 7:20 p.m., turned in my little slip of paper, and then spent a moment or two wondering whether they'd announce the name of the winner before the event was over. (Kellie's due date is in November.) When the St. John's youth group gathered tonight for their annual pumpkin carving, acolyte Hannah Schuh had to explain to me why the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet would make a good template for a jack o'lantern. Of course I was the guy who didn't notice until 2002 or so that the work Beatles contained the word "beat."