I just got home to discover two arrivals:
My long awaited copy of A Sunlit Absence (neither Amazon nor UPS came off well in this transaction, but I trust that Marty Laird will) and
a postcard inviting me to an event in the theater down the block sponsored by a heretofore unknown local church that promises CHRISTIANITY EXPLAINED. Apparently with respect to politics sin heaven bible religion morals salvation the crusades evolution God sex Jesus gospel faith resurrection rules church hell cross right wing baptism.
Looks like I'm good to go.