Category Archives: On the road

My View For Awhile: Here goes the Sun Edition

I’m on my way to the path of the much anticipated shadow of your planet’s largest satellite.

There is a lovely sight in the sky this morning directly in the East.   The Moon has lots of Earthshine and Venus is … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Homeward

I’ve had enough heat for the time being.  Time to go.

At the airport TSA gave my bag their special attention (as I looked on) with all manner of care for restoring some decent order… not.   Thanks for that.
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Your Good News

Do you have some good news for the readership?   It’s Monday, and we all need some.
For my part, Delta finely managed to produce my luggage… at 1:30 AM.  It only took them 5 hours to get it here from … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: ORDEAL WITH @DELTA

Now for a couple of flights, one shortish and one longish.

Not much going on at this airport today.  Parking and check in and security were a breeze.
It is a fairly quick trip to see friends.
It’ll be hot, but it’s a … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Northward Bound

Time to head home. In other words, it’s time for another bout with Delta.

On my computer screen in that photo, is the text of a comment posted under my last travel post extravagantly defending Delta!  HERE.   To which I … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Parental Edition

Off I go for a brief southern sojourn.  But first, the joy of airports at Zero Dark Thirty and cramped flights.

Did I mention “cramped”?

Delta’s definition of “comfort” differs from that which most of us understand.

To experience “comfort” is this seat … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Marine Edition

Having concluded the festivities and intelllectual enhancement with Acton U, I turn my nose westward along with that of my car.
As part of the adventure, and to avoid lots of construction around Chicago I’ve opted for the ferry from Muskegon … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2017: Day 2

Day 2 started, as always, with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

In another room, there is the Ordinary Form (I think they use electric piano over there).  There is also, this year, an Orthodox Prayer service and a Protestant.
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#ActonU 2017: Day 1

We have completed the first full day.
I gave my lecture today on Augustine and the City of Man.
A view of the great deco/liberty hall in the older portion of the otherwise state of art facility. I always like walking through … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2017: Day 0

We have gathered again in Grand Rapids MI for Acton University 2017.
Once again there is a huge and diverse group from all over the world.
Tonight we have registered and greeted lots of old friends and now our first event is … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Fatima Edition

I’m off again to give a talk at a parish to kick off their series for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.

A choice parking spot!  When you travel a lot, it’s the small things.
One connection … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Heading Home Edition

Now that I’m over my jet lag it’s time to head westward.

We are almost finished boarding and two seats are open by me.

It’s going to be a long one this time, longer than usual.  There must be fierce headwinds.  Sigh. … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: Guts and Glory!

Wow, what a couple days. Today we went to the amazing, and super amazing Pizzarium, which has the most amazingest of all amazing pizza. Wow.
This one has tripe.

What’s wrong with this picture in S. Maria della Vittoria?

There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 5: Food and Fabric

I really enjoy the simple meals that I assemble from walking through the markets and by the shops.
Pizza bianca, tuna, tomato, lettuce.  It is hard to find better.

I’ve been going to the same green vendor in the Campo for… 20 … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: Caprese, Carbonara and Consecration

It has been a quiet Sunday in the Eternal City, with perfect weather. This is exactly what you expect of Rome right now.
ikeunchtime… which glass is mine?

This entire Caprese is mine.

Each strand of this is mine, also.

The motto is on … Continue reading

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