Category Archives: On the road

Rome Day 1-2: Views, fabrics and eats

Yesterday morning brought a smooth landing at Fiumicino – not to be underestimated – but iffy weather. As a matter of fact, it rained hard yesterday morning and again in the evening, with some sunny moments in between. My apartment … Continue reading

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Day 8-11 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Homeward, delayed and GITMO colors

My time at the base has been terrific.  If there is a good time in the future, I would return to give my friend Fr. Johnson more leave. During the last few days of my time at GITMO I did … Continue reading

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Day 6-7 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of mates and doors and details

My time here at GITMO is paying some dividends.  First, the heat seems to be helping my shoulder and foot, which were injured during the winter.   Also, today I got some writing done for the paper ahead of time. Some … Continue reading

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Day 5 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of Chesty Puller, tabernacle doors, and more iguanas

Since I prodded the curious with iguanas, here are more iguanas.  They were hanging out near the chapel this morning after Holy Mass. Within the chapel at GITMO, there is a small, daily Mass chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is … Continue reading

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Day 4 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of a Sunday Mass hymn, tohu wa-bohu, and chess

Getting off this island is turning out to be harder than getting on, and that isn’t easy either. I hope to be here for another set of Sunday Masses, but transportation issues are … fluid.  I think I need to … Continue reading

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Days 1-3 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Small dinosaurs and blue waters

I am working on a new/different phone right now, and it is mystifying me a bit – Android (don’t like it much) – but I’ve been taking some photos of the sights and sites at the base here in Guantanamo … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Rapid Western Strike – RETURN TRIP

No, I am not heading to your planet’s moon. I did, however, get up early to watch Super “Snow Moon” set. Quite a sight, all teed up like this.  The largest of 2019. Parking today was horrid. An advantage of … Continue reading

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TOKYO – Day 4-8: Woodblocks, Chow and Fuji

The adventure to Tokyo has wrapped up, and the long flight home endured. I thought some of you might like a few more images. First, I am a bit of a sucker for Tokyo subway posters. I marvel at them. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Westward

I had some apprehension about airport security this morning because of the Shutdown™?. Sure enough, check in was mobbed. Having priority status helped and the line moved well. TSA was stacked up, but I really have to hand it to … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Ultimate Edition

I am on my way home from the nation’s capital. Hopefully, the last flight of the year. Some of you wrote to ask my why I would go on a trip after getting banged up a couple weeks ago. This … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Limping Homeward

It has been great, though slow going in NYC.  Time to head home. I had access to the lounge this time in a new way. I am seriously irritated that Delta club membership will no longer be acknowledged by partner … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1: Of Borscht and Buttons

Anyway, the way I figured, I could sit on my duff in my apartment or I could say, “Screw you, Paris, and all motorcycles!”, and get up and around. There are no scenarios right now where I don’t have some … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Delayed Edition & Fr. Z’s Kitchen

When you are delayed because of equipment at a small airport you don’t have many options. My fate today. I’m glad I made a point of coming early. As it was, the rebooking line was long and the app was … Continue reading

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My While For Awhile: Election Day Edition

I’m off to southern regions to visit my mother for a few days.   Florida is hotly contested.  I hope that my mere presence in the state will tip the election. My flight is delayed. Most Delta lounges these days … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 7: Mass for Benefactors and Cena di Congedo

It has been a pretty nasty day in the Eternal City.  The weather was as dreadful today as it has been beautiful over the week.   I did get out for some last needful errands and got drenched. As promised, … Continue reading

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