Just to keep my blogging public informed as to the whereabouts of the Archer, I am safely back in Tennessee doing CPE. Things are going better than expected actually. After hearing horror stories from the upper classmen at Seabury, my anxiety meter was running a bit high. But I have found my group of CPE people and the chaplain staff to be super thus far. Let's just hope it stays that way. My group has myself, a Baptist, 2 catholics (unusual for East Tennessee) a Lutheran (very unusual), a Congregationalist who is married to a Muslim (very, very unusual) and a Unitarian (I really feel sorry for her trying to explain to mountain folk what that is).
I am the chaplain for 11 East at the hospital, which is a general floor, a step above trauma. So, that seems to be going fairly well. Again, let's hope it continues that way.