Sorry for not posting much the last few days. I'm still busy catching up on school work from when I got sick last month and then had to take time off for my grandmother’s funeral in South Carolina. On Sunday, I preached both services at Grace United Methodist Church, where I’m doing my field placement this year. Then it was off to Washington, D.C. (school papers and books in hand) for a one-day meeting with officials of the Clergy Leadership Network (CLN) to discuss getting seminary students involved with their efforts. Jesse Jackson was there for a couple hours and it was nice seeing him again. The last time I’d met him in person was 1992. The CLN meeting goes throughout the week but I needed to get back and concentrate on school. My first level review is also this Friday. I wish I’d been around to write more about Paul O'Neill, but that will have to wait until I have more time.