So this is cool: I’m grading finals in the local Panera. A few minutes ago, I realized I needed to buy a calculator at the next-door Dollar Store. Because most of us Iowa Cityzens at least recognize one another, I decided to take the risk, and leave my computer etc. while I made the short trip. It turns out that while I was gone, the woman next to me also left her computer for an errand. Now: when I got back to our table, there were two abandoned computers–and a priest. He’d just set up camp right next to us, sipping his coffee, reading his paper. Maybe this was a coincidence. Or maybe he was being, well, godly.
(Originally posted July 1, 2013)