Archive for July, 2005

Quick-and-Dirty CBA Report

My fiance Jasmin and I trekked to the lung-searing west for the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) Convention–this year dubbed the International Christian Retail Show–today(I guess “yesterday” now) in Denver. What an interesting bunch of contradictions. One author, a middle-aged women who would probably appreciate me not mentioning her by name, greeted us this morning with “Welcome to the Christian Babylon.” Jasmin, who’s a pretty sensitive type, spiritually speaking, gets that “money changers” vibe from the place too. Basically there are aisles and aisles of Christian books, music, paintings, socks, candy…you name it. The Christian Industry is alive and well in America, taking in over $4.34 billion last year.

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Italian Food…my favorite

Just got back from an independence day with the extended fam…which for me means lots of Italian food.  Mmm!  Manacotti, Cavadelli, Lasagna…I need to go digest now…morning comes early, and I’ll be heading up to Berry tomorrow.  I’ll talk to y’all later…

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