Dispatches from Innisfree
Thanks to the generous and far-sighted leadership of the Trinity board and the strong team of staff and faculty, I am able to take a six-month sabbatical during the latter half of 2016.
I'm not planning to blog regularly during this time, but I'm a few weeks into my time now and thought I'd post some pictures of things I've spent my time with so far.
It has been a very busy July: travels to see family, weddings, and preparations for our pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. Lots of time with family--you will see a certain one-year old in many pictures below.
How am I doing? Better than I deserve, as they say.
|In the mountains with Stone and his parents|
|I rode Blood, Sweat, and Gears again this year to kick off the sabbatical|
|Stone was not very pleased to see his sweaty Pops in a strange outfit at the end of the ride.|
|I visited my Mom in Knoxville. Breakfast on her patio.|
|Pat Summit died the day I was in Knoxville|
|Mom and I paid a visit to her statue|
|At the pool with my grandson|
|On a visit to see Des' family in Atlanta, we stayed with friends who have this spiral stairway in their townhome.|
|We rode bikes on the Atlanta Beltway and paid a visit to Ebenezer Baptist Churc|
|And MLK's birthplace|
|Then to Chicago|
|My son, Chad, and his girlfriend, at the train station in Lemont, her hometown|
|Playing the tourist in Chicago, on the architectural boat tour|
|Rode a bike up to U of C Loyola|
|Preparing for the Camino|
|With Des on a Duke Forest Trail|
|With Cooper on the Quarry Trail|
|With Stone on the Garrett Farms Trail|