What was I doing during this week a year ago ? Keeping a daily blog means I can check back and see what I was up to last year at this same time.
During the first week of November in 2011 I was contemplating how different areas of my life are rhizomatically connected after hearing a Sunday morning sermon about rhizomes. I wrote about it in a post called A Rhizomatic Sunday.
I visited the Da Vinci exhibit in Winnipeg and reflected on the ways I had explored Da Vinci’s life in books, art work, travel and teaching. I wrote about it in a post called DaVinci Connections.
I went to a concert featuring the Winnipeg Chamber Orchestra and the Winnipeg Singers performing a medley of 25 works by the composer George Frideric Handel. It was a great evening and I wrote all about it on a post called A Handel Meat Pie.
In a post called Tears For Hong Kong I reflected on how much I was missing the city we had called home for six years. I had received a bunch of messages from Hong Kong friends that week and was nostalgic for the life we’d left just four months before.
I did a post about Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach which had been a spiritual home to my family for over four decades. The church was marking its 50th anniversary and we were there to take part in the celebrations.
Finally in a post called Not Job Hunting I reflected on the fact that while I wasn’t actively looking for a job during my first year of retirement I was still finding plenty of things to do.
Looking back it is interesting to note the differences and similarities between what my life was like a year ago and what it is like now. I wonder what I will be writing about the first week of November in 2013.