Today’s Chuckle | 09.17.2022

A Brief Update

It’s nice to be back in the saddle after another Th.D. residency this past week. The schedule was awfully thick, but it was a delight to be with the students on campus again. Several of us went to Sight & Sound to see David after the last class, and we were blown away by the production. Do yourself a favor and go see it if you possibly can. No spoilers here, but I guarantee you will feel “hugged by heaven” during the finale. Most of us in the audience just sat there in silence for a while after the curtain came down. Good art will do that for you!

On top of all that, I had a funeral and graveside service to do this week. The dearly departed was a believer, and it was honor to highlight his Christian faith during the service. Additionally, I celebrated my daughter’s last day as one of her grandmother’s caregivers. Stage 7 Alzheimer’s is right around the corner, and Lorena is needing a new kind of specialized care, so Bethany is pursuing a new opportunity that matches her skill set, passion, and experience. We had a lovely lunch date together and a mini-shopping spree as a thank you for all her hard work this past year. Andrew has also been helping out as needed, and he is much appreciated, too.

Our Friday night movie binge resumed. Having completed Stranger Things season 4, which is a masterclass in storytelling, we went back in time to watch The Fugitive (1993), starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, pursues the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. marshal. It’s quite good, and we’ll probably watch the follow-on production, U.S. Marshals (1999), next week before settling on a longer binge-worthy series.

Finally, adorable pics and clips of our little “Bubby” (Samuel) are stacking up, so I may need to pull some of those together soon and post an update. After all, that’s why most people really come to TNL once in a while, right? 🙂

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