Clayton tagged me with a meme, so here goes.
What I was doing 10 years ago — In July of 1995, I was still a Navy Chief working in Norfolk, Va on a computer system (PDP-11) so old that Bill Gates had worked on the same model when he was originally cutting his teeth learning programming. I remember lamenting that the Navy should hire someone to rewrite the training applications and port them over to a PC, not knowing that I would be the one doing the work when I had retired and moved onto the civilian sector.
5 years ago — Celebrated one year as part of the secular order of Discalced Carmelites on the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. I don’t consider myself a third order Carmelite but a disordered one.
1 year ago — Wrote the "Flip Flop Mysteries."
Yesterday — Went to Mass where we had a priest I had not seen before. The third priest that we had helping out was a Redemptorist and finally got his wish to become a prison chaplain and has moved to work at the Staten Island prison. Fr. Mike was an excellent preacher it was only his voice that was disconcerting since it’s timbre closely approximated Kermit the Frog. This new priest (or new for me since he is probably another retired priest helping out) prayed a beautiful and reverential Mass and his homily had me thinking long after we had left.