Thursday, June 21, 2018

Run to Remember

Bill signed up to run a half marathon in the Run to Remember in Washougal.  He convinced me to sign up for the 5K.  I have not run more than a block or two in nearly 30 years so I had no intention of even trying to run.  I got caught up in the moment and actually did try to run.  I maybe ran half the distance--on and off.  It was the first time Bill had run a half marathon.  He has walked in one before but not run.  He actually made it the whole distance without needing to walk.  We did 22 pushups for every veteran who commits suicide every day.  It was sobering to run past all the signs and flags showing those who were killed in action or died as a result of PTSD after returning home. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Royal Wedding

I love watching royal weddings.  I have been watching them since Princess Anne got married in 1973.  Mom let us get up at at three in the morning to watch the television coverage.   I have gotten up early to watch every single one since then.  I love all the pageantry and traditions.  I had actually not intended to get up at two in the morning to watch the coverage.  Now that we have a DVR, I taped it and was going to watch it at a more civilized hour but I couldn't sleep so I got up to watch it live after all.  I wasn't disappointed.  It was beautiful.  It was a blend of African American culture with the traditional Anglican royal wedding.  In some ways, it was great even if it seemed a little out of place.  The homily definitely put me off.  While talking about love is great for a wedding, bringing the pastor's social agenda into the context of a royal wedding didn't seem appropriate.  It wasn't that I didn't think it was a good sermon.  Definitely wouldn't have been put off if I heard it in church on a Sunday.  Just seemed wrong for the wedding--any wedding.  Happy to have gotten my royal wedding fix.  Best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan.