Forget the week. It’s been one of those years. I am not going into all that but suffice it to say it’s just been one of those years.
Take Monday morning for example.
I was up at 5 a.m. for a pre-scheduled interview with the 700 Club Interactive. I needed to be dressed and ready to Skype in by 7:45. Only we’d had a thunderstorm the night before. We rarely get thunderstorms here. Not at all like my childhood in Georgia, where I’d stand screaming at the window until Mama hollered at me to get away from the window.
So of course, the internet at the house was out.
Completely not working.
Add to that equation the fact that the dog bit off the end of my nose 10 days ago, making me look like Shriek instead of Cindy Crawford.
And the fact that the Hacker from Hell pursued me until my friend Hugh, (I love this man), was forced to completely move my site to a new server, leaving me without a workable site for 24 hours.
So there I was at 7 a.m. running around trying to find someplace I could Skype in.
I called a friend. She didn’t answer.
I thought of Starbucks but figured, no, too noisy at that time in the a.m.
I drove up the Oxford Suites. One of the gals the desk told me that their service was for paying customers only. The other one was more merciful. She suggested I find a corner table in the sunroom off the kitchen and Skype in from there.
And so I did.
With the TV blaring and a couple drinking coffee at the other end of the room as Gordon and Terri prayed out loud. In Mississippi seeing people pray in a public place isn’t unusual. In Oregon they will throw your butt in jail for praying in a public square.
Now the good folks at the 700 Club had done their homework, which is more than I can say for about 80 percent of the other news anchors who interview me. They had actually read the book.
And kudos for them for having me on.
I know some of you were, well, shocked.
Whatever the typical 700 Club guest is, you didn’t figure me to be that.
But, lo and behold, we all have stereotypes that need to be challenged, I reckon.
I am glad Gordon asked the tough questions.
That’s exactly the point behind the sorts of books I write.
If all we ever do is listen to or read people we agree with, we imprison ourselves. We shut ourselves off from each other, comfortably isolated in our own mental cells, surrounded by people who all wear the same bright orange. Or blue. Or red.
You can watch the interview by clicking here.
I’ve heard they condensed it. I don’t know. I can’t bear to watch myself with my Shriek nose.
But please feel free to come back and discuss the interview here and to share the link on your own blog or with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.