Friday, November 28, 2008

Reach out, reach out and touch someone...

Today was about connecting with people.

Wayfarer House (minus Karla, who spent the holiday with her given family) spent the day with Chili and her house.

I wrote over 2,000 words worth of replies to graduated students of mine in response to their news:

— Joe and Dani are married a year and a half now (we were at the wedding), and they have an 8-month old son.

— Kimi is local to us, but she’s getting wanderlust and may be relocating to California. Right now, though, she’s in school for nursing.

— Jen traveled the world as a flight attendant for the last 3 years, but stepped away from that to move to Germany with her boyfriend.

— Jennie, Heather, Rebeccah, Jeff, Courtney, Lanie and McKayla are all back on the Wayfarer grid after extended absences. Welcome back, gang!

I also wrote long letters to a couple of friends of mine from college whom I haven’t talked to in many, many years. I’m still getting details on their lives of late, but I know this:

— Amy is back in Wisconsin now. She spent many years in both Japan and South America, and is teaching elementary school (alternatively Spanish and English). She’s also doing grad school.

— Tyra is married and living in Seattle. She’s working as an architect, and has a beautiful baby girl. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her husband, but I understand he’s a Vermonter.

I still need to get letters out to Heshan and his family, Diane and Maia, but that’ll have to wait for another day.

Oh, and I told Jinx I owed her some blog love. I’ll get to that, too.

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