76th General Convention

So, next week I will be off to Anaheim, CA, for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. I will be there from July 7th through the 12th working for passage of Resolution A177 concerning denomination-wide heathcare benefits (the research project I’ve been working on these past three years). We shall see how it fairs. The situation with the economy might impact its passage, but all around this proposal saves the Church money!
I’m looking forward to listening to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who will be giving an address. I’ve gone through several stages of feelings toward Rowan – from jubilation when he was made Archbishop (a real theologian as Archbishop of the Anglican Communion!), to frustration at want seemed to be ineffectual leadership concerning our Anglican troubles, to now thinking that he is one of the few in the midst of this ignoble fight that is acting like a real Anglican!
Since I’ve never been to L.A., I’m taking an extra day and a half to be a tourist – probably only enough time to do the standard stuff. I’m staying between Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Why not?