Sunday, August 10, 2014

L is for Leisure

I know that in Sue Grafton's alphabet mystery series L is for lawless, but in our recently experienced LLL days, the favorite L is for leisure. Our Leisure Day turned out to be enjoyable for everyone. Primary to that evaluation was the weather: warm, sunny and perfect for all three trips as well as for those who stayed in Erie.

I went to the Chautauqua Institution a kind of place back in time--a Victorian village of the humanities: art, religion, music, lectures on every topic and live performances. It is located about 35 miles from Erie on beautiful Lake Chautauqua. I saw Mark Russell the political humorist there 5-6 years ago and he opened with, "I love coming to Chautauqua, the Club Med of the AARP!"

We enjoyed Ken Burns and an hour-long preview of his upcoming documentary this September of the Roosevelts. Watch your PBS station for the listing in your area. Looks wonderful. Then in the afternoon we had Krista Tippett from PBS radio's "On Faith" interviewing a 30-year old guy who is a columnist for many religion blogs, magazines, etc. Nathan Schneider. Great hour there, too.

But the visual highlight was this, that we saw right outside the amphitheater. I guess Mark Russell was right.

Check in on our community website as the Blessing of Ministries ceremony from our LLL days is already there, along with Anne Wambach's reflections.