“By the goodness of Meg, I am pleased to announce that we have not only raised enough cash through our car wash and bake sale to pay for repainting the Sleepless In Seattle Room, but we should be able to touch up the When Harry Met Sally Lobby as well.”

“That is good news, Brother Wilbur. The radiance of Meg is definitely shining upon us today. Moving on to other business, we will now entertain suggestions for our next Meg Ryan Express field trip. Yes, Brother Horace?”

“Brother Anthony, may I humbly suggest by the grace of Meg that we hire a charter bus and make a pilgrimage to Fairfield, Connecticut, and visit the birthplace of Meg.”

“That is truly a Meg-inspired idea! Would anyone like to second Brother Horace’s proposal? Yes, Brother Leonard?”

“I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this year’s field trip, Brother Anthony, and I was wondering if anyone would like to see a concert. Perhaps Pat Metheny Group or BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet.”

“I see. Hmmm… I take it these are a couple of Meg’s favorite groups?”

“Uh… I do not know, Brother Anthony.”

“Have these groups written songs about Meg?”

“Uh, no, sir. Not to my knowledge.”

“Then, by the radiance of Meg’s blonde mane, why would we want to see these shows?”

“Er… I just thought it would be fun, Brother Anthony.”

“The path to Megness is not always fun, Brother Leonard. One must put aside personal self interests and petty needs in order to seek the salvation that is Meg.”

“I realize that, Brother Anthony. However, there are plenty of good concerts scheduled for the next couple of months. Popa Chubby, Guy Davis and The Robert Cray Band have already announced new dates.”

“Maybe Meg has not enlightened me, Brother Leonard, but I fail to see how going to these concerts would help us prepare for the kingdom of Meg.”

“But Bruce Cockburn and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are both touring this year, Brother Anthony. After all, there’s more to life than the blind devotion to Meg Ryan. There’s Bill Morrissey, and Coco Montoya.”

“What? Are you denouncing that from which all perkiness and effervescence shines? Good Meg, man! This is sacrilege! Get a grip on yourself. Yes, Brother Raymond?”

“I would like to propose that we burn Brother Leonard at the stake for heresy, Brother Anthony.”

“Yes, the bylaws are clear on this subject. Sergeant of arms! Handcuff and bound Brother Anthony and then take him to the Joe Versus The Volcano Dungeon.”

“But all I suggested was that we see a couple of shows like Charlie Musselwhite or Tommy Castro.”

“Silence! The will of Meg has spoken through these lips. May Meg have mercy on your soul.”

“But… but…”

“Take him away! Now, to our next order of business. Due to recent events I’m afraid that our planned mixer with the Ladies Who Absolutely Adore Russell Crowe has gone the way of our dances with the Dennis Quaid Appreciation Society. Therefore, the floor will entertain suggestions for a new event. Yes, Brother Thomas…”