Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend. A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives. It’s a lovely check-in!
If we were having coffee I’d invite you to join me at the table I’ve been claiming as “my space” at the Oregon Convention Center. The Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA) has been happening this week and I’ve been visiting old friends and enjoying the atmosphere. I can’t afford to actually attend, so have just been getting the moments I can.
I was raised a UU, and it is still the religion I claim (when I feel like i need to claim one), but there are a lot of things that I encounter in the religion that I struggle with — things that downright frustrate me. There have been times in the past days that I’ve wanted to shake people and try to make them realize just how much their actions go against the very principles they claim to embrace….
But I don’t want to dwell on that all, not right now. I have done a little venting on twitter, and I did a brief vent on my personal facebook page but to say much more I need to sort my thoughts more. Instead I want to focus on the good things that have come out of my “infiltration” of GA. It’s been fun to be get to spend some time with old friends, and to see the energy and excitement of the attendees. I have a lot of things to think about, and a good amount of reflection has been done, with a lot more to come.
If we were having coffee I’d want to take advantage of having your ear to talk a bit more about Passionate Geeks. I’m excited about all the buzz, enjoying how many people are sharing with me some of the things they are passionate about. But it is taking some time for writing to happen, so I’d probably give a little push — I can write about my own geekdom’s but I really would love to have other voices…. I know have a July (Yay! Thanks!) but would love to start getting some posts so I can have this scheduled out ahead of time. 🙂
If we were taking a moment to have coffee today I’d confide that I really pushed myself this week and things feel kind of chaotic — I”m kind of scattered today.
In my writing I’ve hit this scene that is a pretty emotionally intense one — a very important one for the characters so, even though it’s just a second draft, I want to at least get the structure of it right. Good bones so that I have something good to work with. I’m hoping to get a little time this weekend to make progress on that…
I’d tell you that I’m working on my response to the second #LazyLambs Book Club post! Hannah and Diana will have their posts going up today, and then we’ll be opening the conversation for people to share their questions, and their answers, about Christopher Moore’s A Dirty Job. I’m really enjoying this book club – it’s been fun to see other people joining in!
How about you? Have you been reading anything interesting lately? What has been going on in your life?