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A DVR. Hadn’t planned on getting one, but the hdmi connection with the TV demanded it over the HD converter box alone. Surprise. I like it. Already I’ve taped two movies, Cronicas and Killer of Sheep. When I’m watching a movie, I prefer to start at the beginning and the start times of movies often don’t conform to my schedule. In the past I would check the replay schedules and try to find a time that worked or I’d skip it. Now I can press the record button and the DVR records the movie and I can replay when I wish. Kate’s also used it to tape a TPT series, Jewish Americans. Guess you never know.
No more tours until March. I have ten days before I go to Dwelling in the Woods, days I’ll use to finish the garden planning, edit my sermon for Groveland and produce a 1-page Transcendentalism for Brights, work on my new novel and a short story. Also, I’ll do the various pre-trip preparations like stopping the newspaper, the mail, reserving a ride on the Airport Shuttle, packing.
Also have to plan a one-hour presentation to the brothers, something I want to share with them, a passion or a part of my life right now. Could be anything. We switched to this format last year and we liked it. The way we’d done it before involved a focus on a theme and a common thread in what we presented: Fathers, Mothers, Death, Myth. Last year we had a theme, Darkness, but the suggestion was to present the theme in a creative manner. I chose a ritual of darkness which involved reading poetry excerpts (Dover Beach, The Night by Rilke, Stopping by the Woods on A Snowy Evening that sort) and, in a room lit only with candles, extinguishing a candle with each reading. This year, don’t know yet.