1. I woke up this morning and I didn't have to get up. My room was full of fresh air from the window having been open. I'd just changed my sheets last night. Snug was calm and sleeping. I went back to sleep and didn't get up to feed Snug and fix a cup of coffee until 8:30. (Then I took a nap in the afternoon.)
2. Because of the demands on my time and energy of "The Taming of the Shrew", I hadn't been to church for a couple of weeks. After the service, I went to the candle altar and lit a couple of candles, hoping that all the concerns I've had for friends, students, family members, and people I know about online whom I've never met, concerns I've kept stored in my inward prayer vault, got released. I trust that though I couldn't recite every concern on the spot shortly after noon this afternoon, that all these concerns I'd stored were heard.
3. I was grading papers and checking Facebook periodically when I read the news that Osama bin Laden is dead. I was playing basketball on the Sunnyside Elementary school playground when I heard from Dave Rowley that JFK had been shot. I was getting ready to go to drivers ed. when I awoke to the news of RFK being killed. I was picking up my mail in the U of O English department office when I heard that the Challenger blew up. I had espn radio on my headphones when Mike Greenberg interrupted "Mike and Mike" with the news of the World Trade Centers being attacked.