Getting Ready

Last week, I picked up a copy of Philip Gambone's Travels in a Gay Nation, and I loved it (more on that later, maybe). I love essays and biography, and this was particularly good.

In one chapter, Bishop Gene Robinson says that he keeps a little piece of paper in front of him during interviews. It says, "It's about God, Stupid." I have a big meeting tomorrow morning. I keep catching myself mentally fussing over it, thinking about how I can be insightful and charming and funny. That's not what it's about, though.

It's about God, Stupid.

(Wouldn't that make a great embroidered sampler?)

Thanks, Gene.


  1. thank you for the quote -- yes, it would indeed be a fine sampler, h'm...
    and thank you even more for a favourite quote from Wendell Berry about sacred and desecrated. It wasn't exactly what I thought I remembered (story of my life these days)-- so I'm doubly grateful!

  2. Thanks, Di--so important for me to remember right now as I do some important work for God/dess that could get me totally off track into me!

    Prayers for the meeting...


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins