Bicheno & Launceston


We hit the road heading northeast from Hobart on the A3 toward the resort town of Bicheno a little over 3 hours away. Our hotel room overlooked the water, which wasn’t difficult to… Continue reading

Knowing the Right Answer is Not Enough


24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Face it. We like it when people think highly of us. When one of your teachers has something nice to say about you on your report card, or… Continue reading

Richmond & Australia’s Oldest Catholic Church


Today was a soft day. We took a day trip out of Hobart, and headed east to the village of Richmond. Our first stop was a bridge, the oldest such structure in Australia.… Continue reading

Hobart & Port Arthur


Tasmania in the winter can be brutal, but considering the winters I have seen in the northeast US and the Shenandoah Valley in my lifetime, the cold was a tad inconvenient. But next… Continue reading

Rebuilding a Life Beyond Outrage


22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Whether we like it or not, human traditions will form wherever human beings are found. It’s absolutely unavoidable. It’s very much like politics. Politics can only exist where… Continue reading

Weta Cave & Te Papa


I knew we would find the artist studios in Wellington that helped Peter Jackson create the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Weta Cave, named after that ugly cricket indigenous to… Continue reading

Hell’s Gate in Rotorua


Although I am back home in Waynesboro, I did have a few more photos to share. After a full day visiting Hobbiton in Middle Earth, we went to soak in the mud pools… Continue reading

Return to Aotearoa


It’s been 4 years since I traveled to New Zealand. And since I was spending time visiting Fr. Kerry in Australia, I figured it was time to return to the Land of the… Continue reading

Why Go Home Hungry Ever Again?


18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Food and I, we get along. That’s just in case you didn’t know. And in return a good variety of foods enjoy my company. But not all of… Continue reading

On Our Hungers & Our Leftovers


17th Sunday in Ordinary Time I don’t cook often, but when I do, I only cook food I like to eat. Makes absolute sense to me. And the main reason, of course, is… Continue reading

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