in 8 minutes or less

Here in Huntington Beach, California, with less than 8 minutes ticking on the library computer here, I’m writing this blog entry under the gun. It’s very mild weather out here, compared to metro DC, and had spent the past 2 days on the road to do a car exchange on behalf of my sister-in-law, all the way out to Flagstaff where it was snowing.. in essence experiencing the whole spectrum of weather in one day. On the agenda is time with family and extended family out here in California. It is that annual Christmas kind of a thing. That’s how relationships sovereignly work, beyond your or my control: you get the parents and siblings that you have, and the kids you have, you have no choice in the matter. The only ones you have a lil’ say so is your spouse and friends. But few get to spend holidays with friends. Most have to spend it with family.

Will be getting some conversations with people later part of this week, to dialogue about life and ministry matters, the lil’ networking thing. Heard a good networking tip the other day: talk to the people next to you when you’re standing in line. Easy enough! I’d imagine there’ll be quite a bit of line-standing (or queueing, as they say in British countries) when our family goes out to Disneyland on Friday.

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