Dissecting a No-Brainer

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time “To be or not to be; that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take… Continue reading

Food for Life … or Death?

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time When I go to the bookstore, I will sometimes stop at the cookbook section. I don’t much care for cookbooks without pictures. I have difficulty imagining what something… Continue reading

No One can Come to Me Unless …

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time After a couple of days in Rome on that trip I was on recently, my friend from Sydney, Fr. Kerry, and I settled into a routine of sorts.… Continue reading

What is the Food You Seek?

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time There once was a nice Italian restaurant I liked when I lived in the Roanoke area. They made an excellent chicken Marsala, and I would find opportunity to… Continue reading

Chill Mhantáin & Abhóca, County Wicklow

The town of Wicklow (Chill Mhantáin) is a short train ride from Dublin. We are staying with friends of Fr. Kerry, at the home of Jane, a former parishioner from Caringbah, who was… Continue reading


In the morning we headed out with our host Sally to the holy site of Glendalough. From their website: “For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two… Continue reading


We arrived at Dublin International past noon on Wednesday. After settling in our room at the Cassidy Hotel on Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach (O’Connell Street Upper), we walked up and down some of… Continue reading

London: Victoria & Albert Museum

We made our way to the Victoria & Albert Museum from Buckingham Palace after the changing of the guard. It was a short subway ride. And when we emerged, we came upon wonderful… Continue reading

London: Buckingham Palace

On our last full day in London, we went to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. We arrived early and noticed some well planted barricades all around the front of… Continue reading

London: Greenwich

We wanted to go see the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, but when we got there, we discovered the place was undergoing renovation. From their website: The Royal Observatory and Planetarium are now closed until… Continue reading

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