Saturday, October 25, 2008

LREDA Fall Con: Better than the Obama OR McCain Rallies

I packed all my bags, slogged to the airport early early and early, and flew to Albuquerque. Here I am at the Liberal Religious Educators Association's Fall Conference. Fall Con! Cactus, colleagues, corn chips and creative chaos-the ultimate UU event. 

Even Barack Obama and John McCain came to town to get in on the action. 

I'm rooming with my dear friend from the east coast who I've already lived with once for a week at RE Leadership School, so we're cozy and comfortable together. The sun is warm when we get to snatch little moments of it, and the programming has so far only exploded about a dozen brains, so it's good but not taking too many people out. We have small groups to process the details of the days, we have wonderful music, we have the candidates for UUA President and mostly of course we have each other. What a divine blessing. 

I've gotten to see friends from across the country and meet people I've only known by name on the list serve. But best of all, I got to meet, face to face, UU bloggers! Like  Cindy from Happy Cindy Changes the World (and I guess I got to meet Cranky Cindy, too but she seemed happy to me!) and I got to meet Phil from Phil's Little Blog on the Prairie. A few folks even told me they read my blog. Wow, it is a small world.  I was really honored to think that people read this, really, lots. 

Of course there is too much to do, too much food, I'm drinking too much coffee and there is too much to think about.  

But it's hard to imagine that I'll get enough. 


ms. kitty said...

Hi, Kari,
Have a great time and learn lots---don't let your head explode though.

Phillip said...

It was great to meet you at the conference. Keep on blogging1--Phil