Showing posts from March, 2010


Arkansas was lovely...and warm. I was amazed to see Spanish moss and prickly pear growing in such great profusion. Their growth season is also about a month ahead of ours. I saw daffodils in bloom there, whereas ours were just starting to come up. So much for Arkansas in general. The reason I was even there in the first place was for the CCCA Conference, an annual meeting for people who work at camps. Pretty much everything that has to do with running a camp, from kitchen service to staff discipleship, was covered in the meetings. There was also a meeting about pool maintenance. Zhenya and I sat in on that one. Basically, it went: 'Pools, blah, blah, blah...chemicals, blah, blah, blah....dirt and algea, oh, horror! Blah, blah, blah....more chemicals, blah, blah, blah...'etc. Rather boring, especially as all of the information was printed in the handout. What really bothered me was that the meeting could have been over in 20 minutes, instead of lasting an entire hour. I don…