Back from a weekend retreat with some church high schoolers.
I won’t bore you with the details, and will instead go straight to the conclusions: I learned that efforts to meet new people are usually worthwhile. And when they aren’t, it’s very clear and you can move right along. I learned not to trust second-hand information. I learned that the best way to meet folks in a large group is to attend one of their special functions. I learned that a true retreat is one which removes you from your routine permanently.
So I’m planning to revise my routine tomorrow morning.