i’m overdue for one of my quarterly 3-day silent retreats. it’s been four months. and i REALLY feel it.
so, i’m pumped to be heading up to a time-share condo in carlsbad today for a 4-day silent retreat.
jeannie and i own a time-share condo at this resort, but we normally use it for trading. but we had an extra week we were going to lose, so we grabbed one at the home resort. i’m using the first 3 nights, jeannie will go up for a retreat of her own the 2nd half of the week, and we’ll go up with the kids on the weekend for a couple days of games and family fun.
books i’m taking with me:
A Community Called Atonement, by scot mcknight. i’m about 25 pages into this book. i’ve been SO looking forward to this book, as i’ve struggled with my own understanding of atonement for a couple years.
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, by rachel simmons
Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation, by Frans Johansson
The Book of Dave: A Novel, by Will Self
The Rollercoaster Years: raising your child through the maddening yet magical middle school years, by Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese
The Raw Shark Texts (a novel), by Steven Hall
i don’t expect to finish them all, especially as i’m going to give myself an hour a day for writing, and really try to spend some time being silent and not DOING anything. maybe four of ’em. we’ll see.
i have a post set to go live each day while i’m disconnected. later!