ok i know it has been a while since i have blogged but it is just that there is too much to communicate right now. things are great and the sheffield community totally rocks (to use brad's language). and wabi sabi uk kicks off tonight -- which is very exciting. i think the sheffield event will be even more indigenous to our tribe than even the austin event. and the thing i am learning here in sheffield is that god is being very gentle with me --- graciously preparing me to return home -- to normal life -- but practicing all that He has taught me this summer --- He is giving me a practice field or test --- so all is good. and by the way i have a cell phone -- which i am having trouble using.