Saturday, December 01, 2007


Lordy, what a time. Right now I am jetlagged, exhausted, a bit ill, confused by the German keyboard ('y' is where 'z' is on English kezboard), surrounded by luggage, unsure where I will put my new books, but ... safely
home! And that despite the demonically inspired American road system in and around Washington DC which seemed to conspire to kill me at every opportunity. I had some 'choice words' to describe our journey from Durham, NC, when I finally pulled into the road of our friends and family in Arlington, believe me. The Pope wouldn't have been proud.

Which reminds me, one of the things we did in Durham, NC, was to meet the recently converted to Catholicism phenomenon known as Josh McManaway. There is a clever cookie. Of course, as you would expect, I couldn't resist using the word 'pope' as much as possible in our conversations, which I'm sure he appreciated. I think the Pope Tarts line was a little too blunt, however. But enough of this nonsense – it won't make me popeular with any of my Catholic friends, and typing that I'm going to pope over to the next paragraph isn't exactly funny.

And a special thanks to Jim West for the fun we had in sharing a room in San Diego. Thanks to all of you who treated me to a meal or a drink, or who made time to chat with me. Thanks also to our friends in North Carolina for putting us up – and putting up with us - for quite a few days. We had a great time with you all. And last but not least, thanks to our family (and friends) in Arlington. You are a terrific bunch, and we hope to see you soon.

But it is great to be home. With a camera full of pictures (e.g. Jim West in Zwingli underpants running away from camera endowed Chris). With a stack of new books and with more memories than I can remember.


At 12/01/2007 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


it was good to meet you at the Wipf & Stock reception!

And yes, do post some pictures--the world is waiting :)


At 12/01/2007 7:55 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

It's a good thing they have bars around that house - cause there's a maniac standing outside the gate!


At 12/01/2007 9:14 PM, Anonymous volker said...

Welcome back, Chris!
Glad you had a great time. What books did you buy?
Look forward to seeing you soon. Greetings to you and Anja,

At 12/02/2007 10:46 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Michael,
Thanks, good to meet you too.

As r the pictures. Having problems pulling them on to my computer. Problem should be resolved tomorrow - then the world will know the truth of West.

That is mean!

Did you do it? Handed in? Do give me a call!

At 12/03/2007 1:20 AM, Anonymous volker said...

Yeah, I did!

At 12/03/2007 8:47 AM, Anonymous Jason Clark said...

So in order to avoid seeing me whilst I was in Marburg, Hamburg, and Nurenberg, you left the country! :-)

At 12/07/2007 3:30 AM, Anonymous Flint Cowboy said...

Did you drink a Pabst beer with him?

At 12/07/2007 3:34 AM, Anonymous Flint Cowboy said...

Or Maybe you had eggs Benedict?


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