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NYC Day 4: Errands and BEER!

At the vibrant midtown parish Holy Innocents – where you can find the TLM every single day – people stop in to pray. Men… women… in suits… street people… young… old… anglos… hispanics… professionals… not so professional…. Devotions are respected. … Continue reading

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NYC Day 3: Walk in the Park and Defeat of the Yankees

It was a lovely, relaxing day. It was one of those days that you long for all year long.  Perfect blue sky, slight breeze, warm sun but hot hot. I was on my way to the Met… as is my … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1: Pastrami

I feel about 75% better today after sleeping for about 10 hours.  Half of me is still in Japan (adjusting ad orientem is hard for me while going west isn’t that bad) and the other half is worn out from … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Domum

Off I go again, after this short trip to the land of the rising sun.  The system works well here: bus service runs to the airport regularly (though I am informed that it will be late to the hotel today). … Continue reading

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Tokyo – Day 4: Kabuki, shrine, sushi and Caption Call

For the last full day in Tokyo, let’s start out with another great subway PSA. Caption call!   Yesterday was Sumo wrestling.  Today, Kabuki. In the Kabukiza, Ginza.  Photos were not allowed during the performance itself. Inside. We went for … Continue reading

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TOKYO – Day 1: Of flames and fish

I am on vacation, so I am not paying huge attention to the papal visit.  That’s what vacation is for, right? Tokyo. Since my hosts and traveling companions are foodies, we are exploring traditional foods along with the wonders of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Adventure Edition

Off I go again, happily not for conference or speech but for adventure and vacation. Meanwhile, I haven’t said much about the papal voyage. Here’s a comment. This morning a friend alerted me to the fact that Raul Castro gave … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Home again, home again

I was tempted to take a later shuttle to the airport, seeing that 0600 is a tough gig sometimes.  After speaking to a group I’m usually a bit worn out.  That said, I’m glad I came early. This is the … Continue reading

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CHRISTOLOGICAL GOLDFINCH ALERT!

I visited, too briefly, the Cleveland Museum of Art and found several fine examples of the now world-reknowned Christological Goldfinch. But two were different. Often you will see the finch grasped by the little Christ in his hand.  The bird … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Oh Me Oh Oh MY Oh Edition

I’m off again.  This is a two-stager.  The difference in the cost of flights from this city and the next one over was about $700 so I opted to drive a bit.  It complexificates things a little, but the weather … Continue reading

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