I enjoyed June. It was a good month. The weather wasn't too bad. I got to travel. I got to work, eat, hang out with friends and do other stuff. I went to Philadelphia on June 13th for the American Theological Library Association annual conference with my friend and boss, Matt. We did some quick sight seeing on Wednesday night, seeing the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. On Thursday I attended worship at a beautiful old Episcopal church, heard an address on Calling, and attended various educational sessions. Thursday night we got together with our friend and former coworker Stephanie and one of her staff members for dinner. It was a good time of catching up, reminiscing and meeting Stephanie's baby. On Friday I heard about the training of Muslim chaplains at a historically Christian seminary, attended more educational sessions and saw the Phillies get blown out by the Tigers. Saturday saw more education before flying home. The following weekend I flew down to Nashville to meet Mr. and Mrs. Aluru who are visiting from India. I also saw Mom and Dad, and of course, Ann and Daniel. They fed me an astonishing amount of good Indian food and are very nice and friendly people. We also watched a fun Bollywood musical. The rest of the month has been full with youth group meetings, LIFEgroup events, including a fun outing to a Reggae/Calypso concert at Independence Grove in Libertyville, LIFEgroup leadership events, and other stuff. I finally finished the Cryptonomicon and Steve and I are making steady progress through the first season of Battlestar Galactica on DVD. I've played a lot of softball and I hope I can say I'm getting better, though my sliding technique needs definite work it won't get. My friends John and Sarah had a great wedding to end the month. On a sad note, my favorite wrestler murdered his wife and son before committing suicide last weekend.
July has now started. I'm looking forward to travelling to Minnesota and Tennessee and spending time with family and friends. There will also be more softball and the TIU staff volleyball tournament, so July should be as full and as fun as June.