Winter in the Shenandoah Valley Part 1


It was the second storm of December 2009 that made us notice. 25 inches in my yard. That weekend the town was paralyzed … well, most of the east coast was as well. The… Continue reading

Wedding in the Big Easy


Jill & Jeff on the Big Day at the Roosevelt in New Orleans LA I flew down to New Orleans the day after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. I caught a 5:30… Continue reading

And God Saw That It Was Good … eh?


I arrived back home at 10:30 pm Saturday night after a two day drive from Thunder Bay. The Beginnings and Beyond Institute has definitely helped me focus on the work of Christian Initiation… Continue reading

Goodbye West Coast … Hello East Coast


I arrived at the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday after having lunch with Michael earlier at the Coast Guard Training Center in Petaluma. At the north head of the bay, I was almost… Continue reading

Fremont Market & Gumbo at Lakewood


After getting back from Vancouver on Saturday, my cousin Maria and I made the 5pm mass at St. Alphonsus in Ballard, which I celebrated. All went well, except for the fact that it… Continue reading

Victoria & Vancouver


We arrived on Vancouver Island after noon on Thursday and my trusty GPS took us to an address in Victoria where Chris and Peggy from Charlottesville met us at the door. We took… Continue reading

Seattle: Home of Google (not), Expedia (nope), Starbucks (yep) & Grunge (true that)


These days have been so warm in Seattle. I was told the city hit record highs yesterday with 107 degrees F. It’s usually cooler than this, so I am hoping it will be when… Continue reading

Go West, Young Man


Off the Oregon Coast — the Pacific Ocean. And I have pics of the Pacific from Sydney too. Now I have to go see the middle of it, like Hawaii. The iconic symbol… Continue reading

500 Miles to Coos Bay OR


I went to 7:30 am mass at Holy Spirit in Fairfield CA. Not thoroughly uplifting nor compelling. The priest talked about how the gospel was similar to the plot of the movie “Pay… Continue reading

California Dreaming


My flight landed at San Francisco International fifteen minutes early. Not the first time this has happened to me, but considering it was after midnight local time, and I was ready to lay… Continue reading

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