Observations of a suburban anthropologist

While there are many things going on in my life right now, a theme seems to be that I get to see things with new eyes.  There is the literal part – I am getting “new eyes” over the next couple weeks  as I have my cataract surgery.

But, also, I am in the strange place where I can observe and compare different “tribes”.  I have returned to the small town I grew up in after 30 years in the big city and area of Chicago.  I am seeing kids I grew up with and have had almost no contact with since high school and I get to hear their stories.

And, if that is not enough, I am an evangelical in the process of becoming a Catholic.

There is so much material here.  Sometimes I have to go lie quietly in a dark room to get my bearings.