Don't forget ~ if you'd like a free copy of the new book, Just Call me Lopez, add your name to the comments here. I notice that an awful lot of people read that post without leaving a comment. It's true that an ebook version is available for free at Loyola press this week, and if you are impatient to the degree that I am, you may have already gone that route. But if you'd like a tangible copy to hold in your hands, this is the place.
On a personal note: it was my year with the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises that ultimately propelled me into seminary. Yesterday, making the five-hour round trip to Pittsburgh, I was astonished by the recollection that I had done that every week for three years, and twice every other week during my first year, when I was also taking my Wednesday class in spiritual direction back in Cleveland. If you get involved with Ignatius, you may find yourself responding with considerable intensity to that famous question of Mary Oliver's, "What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"