This time, my view for a while involved a windshield and, for a long stretch of Illinois and Indiana, Krazy Kaplan discount fireworks signs. I mean, there were literally dozens of big billboards, one after another.
A bird’s eye view of the complex where Acton U meets and has met for the last few years in Grand Rapids. Just across the river is the Gerard Ford Presidential Library/Museum. It’s really interesting.
The speak at the first evening was a woman from Senegal who spoke about entrepreneurship and about how foreign aid has tended to create job killing, business dressing dependence. We also saw the trailer for Poverty Inc, which I cam assure you is tremendous. It is on Amazon (click below) and will soon be also on Netflix. It is, as I write, the #5 in documentaries on Amazon.
Sometimes the food at conferences isn’t so great. This was no rubber chicken. And they served over 1000 people from over 50 countries in no time.
So, the first full day begins. Note the first item in the daily email to participants.
I am now off to Mass. At Acton U we have both Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. I like to call the later the “Adult Mass”.
Some photos were captured from Mass. We had a good representation of the participants, from many countries. Some priests came as well.
It was a nice, quiet way to begin (without the… you know… ).