Friday, June 12, 2009

Back from Buffalo

We made it back safely from our trip to Buffalo, NY. I was interviewing for a faculty position at Trocaire College. No news yet on whether I will be offered the job, but I felt good about the interviews.

We also got to see a bit of Buffalo, visit the church sites in and around Palmyra, and cross into Canada to see the Canadian view of Niagara Falls. All-in-all, it was a good trip, though I don't think either Deidra or I got attached to Buffalo at all. In fact, Deidra was rather perturbed by the Buffalo Bisons (She does have a point: the plural of bison should really still be bison). So if I do get a job offer, we'll have to definitely make it a matter of a lot of pondering and prayer.

We did take some pictures, and my guess is that Deidra will have those up on her blog before too long. She's cool like that.

Monday, June 01, 2009

May books

There is not a lot to report for reading in May - only two books:

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom

I really liked this book. It was an extremely fast read, but I thought it was thought-provoking and entertaining. I highly recommend it.

Orson Scott Card

This book follows the previous books in the series and leads to the books that follow. So it tells a good story, but leaves much of the story line wide open at the end.

I am currently in the middle of two other books, so hopefully I will have more to report next month. Otherwise, I have a lot of catching up to do if I am going to hit my goal of 50 books. After five months, my total is only 21 so far.

200 miles

It took about nine months to reach 100 miles, but less than two months to double that. Marathon training racks those running/jogging miles up pretty quickly.