After a nice long weekend, I'm back at work.
My daughter posted a thoughtful entry over the weekend about response to the hurricane. It's good stuff.
I got my Atlantic Monthly this weekend and the article about Abraham Lincoln's melancholy is excellent and thought-provoking. I grew up in the Land of Lincoln and he's always been one of my favorite presidents. This article provided some interesting insight into what shaped him. And after reading it, I wonder sometimes if we're too quick to want to find a "cure" for everything. There are times when it's good to remember that confronting the difficulties in our lives can make us stronger and wiser.
I submitted my story today for the Faith in Fiction conversion story contest. It's not due until Sept. 30, but the longer I keep it, the more I keep fiddling with it and I suspect I've reached the point where I need to let it go. Not that it's perfect or anything, but I just needed to submit it and stop fretting over it. So I did. We'll see what happens. (Note to dFm: ham and cheese sandwiches are made (and presumably eaten) on page 6.)