MY WIFE THINKS Im weird. She tells my friend I cant talk because Im busy. Shes heard my voice from the next room and assumes Im talking to someone on the other line. Actually Im re-reading Ed Spivey Jr.s "Hrumphs" in the 25th anniversary issue of Sojourners (November-December 1996), unable to control my desire to laugh as I say the words aloud.
A few minutes later Im in the bathroom, giggling uncontrollably something about "Yaaaah Waaay" as I go about my business. My bewildered son in the adjoining bathroom asks me through the wall, "Dad, whats so funny?" Hard to explain to an 8-year-old who doesnt read Dave Barry and Christian magazines.
On the way back down to the basement office, my wife, carrying a load of laundry, tells me again Im weird.
The women at the Spiritual Renewal Center in Syracuse didnt know what to think either. Seems they dont often have grown men cracking up while reading magazines from the coffee table in their sedate reading room. My compliments. Well done. Are all your articles that funny?