Last Sunday was Ascension, this Sunday is Pentecost, and then comes Ordinary Time, a season of ‘regular’ days and weeks (numbered with ordinals rather than marked by events, thus ordinary). The next big deal is Advent, which begins this year on November 27. I’m thinking about Advent already on account of a new book I’m working on: a compilation of reflections on that season from writers I’ve met or heard about, most of whom are on the front edge of their writing careers. Really excited about this project, especially as the pieces are trickling in: some good material from this bunch! Now the editing begins, a rather ordinary activity but still necessary and worthwhile.