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

Amid the Flock

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time At the ordination of a priest, after the ritual laying on of hands, the ordaining bishop anoints the priest’s hands with Sacred Chrism, the perfumed oil also used… Continue reading

Successful Careers for the Unqualified

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time I believe a successful career is marked by certain measurable benchmarks. To name a few in no particular order; one, you will want financial security—to be able to… Continue reading

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