Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Pardon me while I have a strange interlude..."

BOOK LEARNIN' AN' TH' GOOD IT'LL DO YE: Ashley has been accepted into and has begun coursework for her Ph.D. at Barry University here in Miami. Send your praise, accolades, and "you go, girl" emails to aalemmons@miami.edu, where I'm sure she will be wondering how and why you found out. Yes, this means that she will obtain the "Dr. Lemmons" status well before I do, since I am all but convinced that I'm going to start work on a Masters of Divinity before anything else...and it'll probably be from here if we wind up staying in Florida.

ON THE TABLE IN THE BACK ROOM, CURRENTLY BEING READ BY MY SILLY SELF: Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren, Wide Open Spaces by Jim Palmer, The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus, Volume Three by - duh - Jack Kirby.

WHEN WILL THE "REAL" POSTS GET BACK? Yes. I hear you. Some people have asked for me to continue my foray into the realm of deep spiritual meaning and life stuff. Fear not; I have been journaling (as always) and these posts will make their way here in due time. Patience, grasshopper.

Until such time gets here, I've been working on a presentation that I will be - well, presenting on twice this coming Saturday (January 19) at the Undergraduate Leadership Summit here at the University of Miami. Much to the chagrin/annoyance of some people, I will be presenting on "Spirituality and Leadership," because (a) it's something I'm more than a little passionate about, (b) any opportunity that I get to speak in public about my faith, but in a culturally relevant way, ya'd better believe I'm a-gonna take it, and (c) since they were going to make me present anyway, I might as well do it on something I like and/or want to talk about.

Copies of the material may be requested by contacting me at the email address listed above in the little box that tells about me. The yahoo.com address.

1 comment:

Melissa Pepin said...

Hey you! About the book looking new, I will have you know that that is my 2ND copy of that book...the first one was mangled and tattered and spilled on and all that good stuff. And it got lost in our house purchasing, moving, wedding season extravaganza. :) Tell Ashley Congrats from us! We are soooooo rediculously proud of her! You guys check out our new site and keep rockin out Miami style. :) We miss you guys!