To all Cubs fans: I sincerely apologize for even posting what I did. I take full responsibility for the losing streak, and while I'm at it, for the ugly end to Sunday's game. Mea maxima culpa. I didn't mean for them to take me literally about "losing out." They specialize in trying to give a me stroke anyway.
For those who follow the Anglican Soap Opera: Do, if you have not already, see the latest from the Anglican Communion Institute. I once planned to go to law school, but didn't, so I can't make any savvy comments. But it is, in any case, of major interest.
Tomorrow I head off to a conference center on the North Carolina coast, from which I return on Friday. It seems I am actually a member of the Brazil Bi-Lateral Committee (one bishop, two priests, one layperson, and an 815 handler--oops, staff officer), which is supposed to monitor and foster the covenanted relationship between the Episcopal Church and its Brazilian Anglican counterpart. We are meeting with our opposite numbers (same type of representation) from the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil. I've been seriously cramming on conversational Portuguese, in the hope that, since I actually am Brazilian, I'll be able to speak better Portuguese than any of my American colleagues. We'll see.
So wish me boa viagem.