checking out the area

Heather was here in Evanston this past weekend, to give a talk on hospitality. She was very frank about the difficulties and risks. I thought she did a really good job (and it was great to see her).

I've also been finding out what I can about the area around the retreat place. There's a satellite map of it here. And I happened to discover a new (small) community in Fredericksburg, VA, about 14 miles from the retreat place. "The nameless church." Three young couples living together (that's their house in the picture). There's worship there Sunday nights, a meal together Friday nights, and other discussions and activities occasionally. They look interesting.