(1) We’ve been getting a lot of good rain lately.
(2) Definitely been living a bit more comfortably this month, having the additional income from the church.
(3) Though Kurt and I only had a half hour to meet yesterday on Zoom, it was a strong meeting, and I felt enthused afterwards. Mostly talked about the introduction and first chapter of Ashley Peterson’s new book, A Brief History of Stigma. (He hadn’t read it, but I had.) I related mainly how stigma is employed by dominant class groups and also how it is produced through the social construction of reality. I’d thought such things before but had not seen them presented in such a scholarly way until now. Kurt was able to enlighten me somewhat as to why that might be.
(4) I’ve been decidedly spending much more time outdoors than usual–despite changes in the weather (or in a way, because of them.) If it’s not raining, I better just get out there and experience it. It’s a great antidote to the gnawing sense of stagnation that often strikes after spending too much time in the house alone.
(5) Cody & I got tickets for this Thursday night to go see Keva in Rent at Eastern Washington University. This will be a nice change-of-pace, involving a trip out of town (out of State, technically) – and a nice reconnection–not to mention she’s going to be great on those Idina Menzel tunes. It will be great to see her.
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