|IT'S JACARANDA SEASON IN LA|
I'm off tomorrow for the first of three June trips.
The first is to Sioux Falls, SD, to the ordination as a priesT of my dear old friend Timothy J. Smith.
The second will be to Livermore, CA, to the high school graduation of my nephew Allen E. King. I hope to arrive in time to take in the Centennial Light Bulb. From there, I'll motor down to the Monterey area to visit with my another dear friend, ordained a priest for decades, the one and only Fr. Patrick Dooling, who will say Sunday morning Mass for the Carmelite nuns. I also have slated to take in the "Secret Gardens of Old Monterey." And to stop in on the way back home to Santa Maria CA and some other dear friends--Dona Tensie Hernandez and Dennis Apel.
The third trip will be to South Bend, Indiana. That's right--the campus of Notre Dame. Here, I'll give a talk Friday evening at a big shindig of a conference called "Trying to Say God: Re-enchanting the Catholic Literary Imagination."
In between, I hope to spend some time with a visitor to Los Angeles, artist Anthony Santella, currently of Harlem NYC. Anthony is a brilliant artist, works at some brainy job at I believe Sloane-Kettering, and will be in LA for a worm conference. That will give some small idea of his wide range of interests. Even more importantly, he is kind and funny. Welcome in advance, Anthony!
Anyhoo, here are a few links to some of my recent work
May 4, 2017: "Restoring the Soul" podcast with Michael John Cusick.
May 15, 2017: Pieces of Faith podcast with Andee Zomerman.
May 22, 2017: Feature essay "Sex, Lies and the Gig Economy," Mind & Spirit.