Thoughts from the past week …
Back on the bike this week commuting to work. Not even 30 degrees as I left the house each day, but I firmly believe in the line, “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad equipment.”
Well I did test that this week and learned a new technique to tie a thermal scarf around my neck and set a pocket to tuck my mouth and nose as needed along the way to work.
I sat on my bike saddle and peddled. The air was crisp, the sky was clear and oh yes, it was cold. Yet it was beautiful in every way.
Also this week … I listened to the latest installment from a favorite podcast, The Break with Father Roderick. He is a Dutch Catholic Priest podcasting in English about the latest news on movies, technology and yes, Catholic teaching. He is also known as the “Geek Priest”. Excellent podcast, thoughtful and fun.
In this week’s podcast Father Roderick talked about a recent trip to Rome accompanying the Dutch Bishops there to visit with Pope Francis. One item really stood out for me. While typically the Pope will sit on a raised stage and read a prepared speech for these occasions, this Pope as we are learning, is different.
Pope Francis set up the room with only chairs placed in a tight circle. One chair for each Bishop in attendance. With no prepared speech the Pope lead a real dialogue with his subordinate Bishops.
To finish the week … Friday was moving day at work. After a 10 year presence on the 4th floor, what is left of our default management group is moving to a new floor. As I walked around the empty floor, memories were everywhere. Chairs lay still in each cubicle or office. I sat in several chairs thinking about the employees who sat in each over the years. Good memories and they will travel with me.
To all, enjoy the week ahead. Where are you sitting this week?