As can be seen, blogging hasn't been a consistent thing here at Daffey Thoughts. Life and all. As I've said, I began this a century ago, when several parishes were inviting me to speak, and priests suggested I write, and this and that and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo.
Well that was years ago. Since then our family has been through it. We're still hanging on by a thread, and for some reason, the Church has more or less shut us - or at least me - out. Suddenly my services stopped being considered, and as I became more direct in trying to find my niche in the Church as a former Protestant minister, it seems I'm in even less demand.
Recently, after a series of talks and meetings, I was pointed to the man in charge of vocations in our diocese. He seemed cautiously optimistic that we might be able to find something for me. He said there were other individuals with far more baggage than I have that they've worked with. So he was to meet with the Bishop and bring my case to the powers that be. That was a few weeks ago, and I'm awaiting news on that front.
But since that particular part of my life is in stall formation, and the rest of our lives have been a series of upheavals and near misses, it's taken away the time to do things like blog regularly. Not to mention other staples of the old Griffey Family. And to be honest, if I'm going to be shut out and my ministry days ended, keeping up with a blog even remotely associated with conveying thoughts and kicking things about ceases to be on even the top 1000 list of things to do.
Nonetheless, I remain cautiously optimistic. Despite reasons to be skeptical of any future resolution, I'm still holding out. So I come today for my annual Halloween post. OK, it's a cheap cop-out, like those old cartoons that were simply rehashing earlier cartoons, or those best-of shows that just looked at old scenes from earlier shows. The following are some posts from former years, both with the boys and thoughts on the season in general. Feel free to enjoy the day and have a Happy Halloween.
Some posts that every person should read are here, here, here, here, and here.