Category Archives: On the road

My View For Awhile: Breakfast Edition

Having offered the Most August Sacrifice this morning, I’m off again, straight to the aerodrome. Virtually everyone at this airport is gathered at my gate. Oh the excitement. Where I’m sitting now, I can hear 3 languages.  The really loud … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Whirlwind Edition

This short trip to the Windy City was a treat. But first, off to pick up my newly framed altar cards from Silverstream Priory.  They turned out very well. I was eager to see an exhibit at Chicago’s Art Institute … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 6 (FINAL): Misc. and a horrifying church visit

I am back at The Cupboard Under The Stairs again after my exile for reasons of the total power down of the building for a few days.  The electricity is flowing, but it is still dark in here.  But that’s another … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Chinese Food Edition

On the way to my ride home. Delta is being it’s usual pokey self, so there was more time for supper. It was time for Chinese food in Queens. Dan dan noodles.   Xiao Long Bao… the stuff of dreams. … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 4: Of Sung Mass and Sunshine

It was another picture perfect day. Before heading to Mass today I made sure to have a brief stroll in the park. After Mass, eggs… Benedict, of course. After Sung Vespers, several of us went to China Town (which is … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 2: Of Octopus and Opera

Day two allowed me to lunch outside.  Winter has lingered a bit back at The Cupboard Under The Stairs (where there is no electricity at the moment… I remotely shut down the network of the Mother Ship in the morning). … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 1: Of Pyrrhic Victories and Choirs from Nebraska

Yesterday was as beautiful a day as I would have hoped for. Sunny, not to hot, and with a breeze. Delightful. Though the roof as I Ubered in. Having settled it, the first item on the list, on the way … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Northward bound

To go North I must first go East, rather like starting Mass ad orientem so that you can sing the Gospel to the liturgical north.   I thought my native Minnesota was flat! Had I greater presence of mind I … Continue reading

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Land of Cotton – Day 3-5: Cooking and stuff

It seems that Natchitoches is famous for meat pies.   So, I had to have one. And what would a trip to these parts be without an enormous bowl of gumbo. I am still not sure what gumbo is, but … Continue reading

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Day 1-2: The Land Of Cotton

When you see Spanish Moss, you know you aren’t in Wisconsin anymore. Having been scooped up at the airport, we drove even farther South until I was in one of the most dangerous places on your planet… where massive oil … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Tornado?

As I drive across the state to another airport… a cheaper airport… I am listening to weather reports about possible tornados where I am going. Great. MKE is a strange airport.  But this sign at TSA was fun. Nice club. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Orange Juice Edition

I’m off! I have a couple speaking gigs and a mother to visit.  Hopefully weather will cooperate! Playlist for the first leg: 13 Hours in Benghazi. UPDATE Chic-Fil-A closed on Sunday, as usual.  But there is a good burger place … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Smells (no bells) Edition

Alas I am not in Venice. As I depart NYC once again, I am happy to have gotten all my errands accomplished. Late flights give me almost a full day. The trek from the door to LGA via Uber (the … Continue reading

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NYC Day 3-5: Cooking priests, signs, finches and rock guys

The time in NYC continues.    I had mentioned wine, women and song the other day.  The Wine was about the psykter.  The Women was about the Vigée Le Brun exhibit.  The Song, was about the opera on Friday, Don Pasquale … Continue reading

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NYC Days 1-2: Wine, Women and Song

I am in New York for a few days as the guest of a member of the Constantian Order of St George for their investiture, to see an opera, and have some R&R in the galleries of the Met. I’ll … Continue reading

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