Greetings, friends. It’s been a while.

I’ve been lollygagging as it relates to my blog, that’s for sure.

I’m kind of embarrassed about it, and I’m kind of not.

I’ve needed time to recalibrate. Besides, I just wanted to title a blog post “Lollygagging.” Ever since the film Bull Durham, “lollygag” has been one of my favorite words.

If you don’t know the clip I’m talking about, I’ve got it for you below.

The truth is, I’m balancing a lot of stuff and hardly lollygagging at all. I’ve really become a juggler. When I went part time to teach, I didn’t realize I’d be developing so many courses from scratch, so that’s taking a lot of my time. I’m also scheduled for a few upcoming book talks and have been working with my partner Jim on editing our latest projects. The editing phase is upon me, and while I love it, I can sometimes be…a lollygagger…when it comes to diving into it again. As well, Leeanne, Chip and I are editing our textbook, so as you can see, I’m involved in a lot of projects and some personal ones, too. I’m also writing travel articles. Going to baseball games. Painting. And Bible in a Year. Lots to keep me busy and free from fully becoming a lollygagger.

(On a side note, it irritates me when people say “I didn’t do much today; I just read a book.” Stop putting that down, people! Reading a book is doing something. It’s keeping our mind alert!)

So, speaking of books, I’ll post my upcoming book talks next week. They are coming up on May 17 and May 20.

And in honest, full disclosure, Bull Durham and When Harry Met Sally are the two movies I quote the most. Which films do you quote the most?

Have a great rest of your week, and I promise to return next week with something more interesting to say.

Until then, I’m going to enjoy a few more days pretending to be a lollygagger.



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