For anyone interested - here's what's been happening:
I survived a week without my laptop (while it was repaired) and was made acutely aware of how much of what I do depends on it.
Went to a Taize prayer service last night and was thoroughly blessed. For me it was a perfect sense of peace and quietness.
Been listening to Peter Gabriel lately - and Matisyahu "Youth" today. Nothing like a hasidic reggae/rapper to give a change of pace.
Have thoroughly enjoyed working with Lindsey and Tyler - our student ministers this summer - and am going to miss them greatly. Fortunately Lindsey is in school here, so she will still be around!
Our "monastic" community is growing - and I need to begin a practice of daily prayer with the brothers. We might need to work out our own version of Benedict's Rule.
I think we are closer to God . . . and further from religiosity than ever before.