The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

Fourth year...

Yesterday, Eric and I had a chat in the Looper (duh) about how wacky our class' fourth year is going to be. He won't be with us, for one thing. And neither will Kelsey. And some of our number will, undoubtedly, opt for fourth-year internships. There's a chance that somebody will transfer or drop out before we even get there.

This was kind of a downer conversation.

But then, this morning, I remembered something.

My fourth year, the indomitable BENJAMIN ARIC HOGUE will be a first-year!

I will miss my dearest Kelsey every day (and her smartypants med school *husband*). And there will be no replacing Eric and Abby's presence in our lives.

But could there be greater joy for me than to have the (other) greatest member of the CLU class of 2010 join me here in this place? No way. I'd TA an 8am class just to see his shining face to start my day!  I'd even put up with a few days worth of fussy bear throughout the school year!

Just think of it, Ben. There will be so much Britney. And so much CNN. And so much brunch. And so many stories of Ukraine. And so many stories of CLU. And so much candy corn! And so much tweeting. And SO MUCH BESTLIFE!

Oh, praise Jesus for that glorious day. All will be well.

RIP Steve Jobs

I add my breath to your breath