Writing from a hotel room in Champaign after unexpectedly having to drive nine hours from Marquette, MI--to Chicago (Midway airport) in a rental, then the rest of the way in my own (diocesan) vehicle. Apparently there was an epic power failure at the Minneapolis/St Paul airport, which is where our plane was both coming from and going to. Could not bear the thought of missing my visit to Holy Trinity, Danville tomorrow, so I toughed it out, and am grateful it all worked out.
The consecration of Rayford Ray in Northern Michigan was ... very Northern Michigan-ish. It's always fun to catch up with colleagues and other friends at events like this.