The Other Beatitudes


Like all of you, I have heard the beatitudes many times, and I am sick and tired of hearing it proclaimed. No one ever really pays attention to what it means. We like… Continue reading

Goodnight, my friend. Sweet Dreams.


Andrew Wyeth, Master Bedroom Virginia Beach VA 2003 It is with sadness that I share with you the passing of a dear friend of 12 years. Chief was an AKC registered pure-bred Yellow… Continue reading

Silver Anniversary


My sister Fina & husband Bob, celebrating 25 years. I was in college when my sister got married at the Base Chapel of Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in Norfolk VA in 1985.… Continue reading

Beginnings & Beyond @ Thunder Bay ONT


I hit the road again for Canada last Friday, to participate in the RCIA Institute: Beginnings and Beyond, conducted by the North American FORUM on the Catechumenate. I arrived in Thunder Bay ON… Continue reading

Jubilee Celebration


Three days of it, although only two were really planned. Saturday was at the parish in Caringbah where Fr. Kerry had spent 25 of his 50 years of priestly ministry. The church was… Continue reading

South to Albany WA, Back to Perth & Fremantle … and Venezia for Dinner


On Sunday afternoon, we headed south to Albany on the southern coast of Western Australia, a 4 and a half hour trip, rain intermittently all the way down. We were staying at the… Continue reading

New Norcia, St. Mary’s Cathedral & Dinner @ Venezia


Downtown Perth on St. George’s Terrace Downtown Perth across from the Somerset Hotel. The Somerset Hotel at St. George’s Terrace, Perth, Western Australia Perth is 12 hours ahead of Waynesboro, so I don’t… Continue reading

Between Yesterday & Tomorrow


The White Australian Cockatoo. I saw a whole playing field full of them the other day, gnawing at the lawn. Pretty, exotic elsewhere in the world, protected by law, but sometimes more of… Continue reading

There Once Was a Jolly Swag Camped by a Billabong …


The countdown has begun. I fly out of Norfolk on Saturday afternoon, out of Los Angeles later that evening, spending the 4th of July (Independence Day) somewhere above the Pacific Ocean … well,… Continue reading

Winter in the Shenandoah Valley Part 2


We had a much smaller snowstorm in January, but the second major snowstorm this season came Thursday evening, 4 February 2010. And again the landscape was shrouded in white. I had not yet… Continue reading

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