So here's some bullets for you to keep up with my life through--
-- In a couple of weeks I move into a new place. Hopefully, "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise," it will be the last place I ever rent. As of now it's me and three-soon-to-be-four other guys that I only know through email exchanges. (I kind of know one of them from church.) It will be an interesting transitional experience for me. The cool thing is that it's right around the corner from the boys, and now Avery's, school. So they can just walk right on over in the afternoons when school is in session. I'm really looking forward to that proximity.
The house is also right down the road from Planned Parenthood, which provides a good segue to the next bullet...
-- The Nobody's Fool wars have begun. Every summer about this time Planned Parenthood puts on a program for kids going into (I think) 9th grade, which is basically a sex-ed course, and I'm quite sure abortion is a topic of discussion as well. There's a rival organization, the MCAAP, (not sure what that stands for completely, but the MC is for "Mclennan County" and one of the A's is for "Abstinence." MCAAP also puts on a program as well, and the billboard wars are quite the rave around downtown. Just the other day I was running down Washington and noticed about every other house had either a Planned Parenthood or an MCAAP sign up. Must be contentious living in those neighborhoods.
-- In case you were wondering about my position, I'm more liberal than I used to be, but more conservative than many of my friends will ever be. There should be an organization, like Planned Parenthood, that doesn't have the blinders of denial of what's going on with kids, but with the passionate indignation toward abortion that groups like MCAAP show. I'm not looking for it, because I've worked with the public long enough to know that there are few sensible people left, but it's a good thing to dream.
-- On a totally different note from the killing of unborn children, I'm excited about the next few weeks, as I'll be seeing many of my old friends that have been away for a long time. Tim and Isabel will be back in Texas for a couple of weeks from Germany. My old friend Jessica from ETBU will be moving to Waco. And the one I'm most excited about is my very close friends Jason and Christy are coming home from Thailand to be in Dallas. August is going to be a busy month.
-- And lastly, just two days until Harry Potter. No, I haven't read them. Every time a new one comes out I promise myself I am going to read through them all to catch up. But I fear it's too late. Working at a bookstore, I'm afraid there will be no way I'll be able to NOT find out what happens at the end. But it is all exciting, even if I don't understand it all. If you are in Waco, you should definitely stop by the party at Barnes and Noble beginning at 8:00. I am not exaggerating when I say it will be probably one of the best HP parties anywhere in the country.
Cheers, for now.