Monday, January 03, 2011


The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not understood it.
- The Gospel of John 1: 5

On every world world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact midpoint, everybody stops and turns and hugs. As if to say, 'Well done. Well done everyone! We're halfway out of the dark..." 
- Karzan Sardick in Dr Who: A Christmas Carol, by Steven Moffat (2010) 

A flagrantly inadequate round-up of what happened between November 5th and today...

packed up life in Dublin
said farewell to friends, family, & hometown
emigrated to America
hugged family & friends
ate some donuts
celebrated Thanksgiving
painted walls, moved some furniture
got married, surrounded by our family
caught a head-cold
went to church
celebrated Christmas in West TN
painted more walls, moved more furniture 
welcomed dear friends to stay 
made a resolution
celebrated New Year's eve
watched Dr Who Christmas Special. it was. (see above)
borrowed some books from the public library

New Year's resolution:
to live life at a pace considerably slower than i lived through most of the above 
an all too brief run down of things that the coming weeks will bring:

filling out more immigration forms
plan for community gathering to celebrate aforementioned marriage
receive delivery of belongings currently crossing the Atlantic in a ship
giving some time and energy to The Contributor street newspaper
making art with friends
more painting of walls, refinishing some furniture


a for-now adequate summary of very short term plans:

sit by fire & read books
enjoy hanging out with Joel on his last 3 days of holiday vacation (see resolution)

Happy New Year, friends. hold on. to each other.


:: happy ::

photo credit: Lisa Connor


  1. Anonymous4:22 pm

    What a great photo- you both look superb. Glad the day went well- we were thinking of you. Also glad you are blogging here again- have not yet mastered twitter so it is good to hear how you guys are doing. Finally managed to set up Skype so hope to communicate using that soon. The Frys finally enter the new millenium! Take care now. Love from us and the boys. Sue

  2. oh friend - the look of joy, of love, of ahhhhh... it suits you beautifully. nothing pithy to add, just a big warm heart smile.

  3. Congrats to the both of you!