My View For Awhile: Anniversay Edition

I’m on my way to Rome for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.  I’m taking happy thoughts of gratitude to Pope Benedict along with great hope for many more future benefits from this monumentally important gift to the Church.

Meanwhile, spoke by phone with my mother in Florida.  They are hunkered down and doing well as it blows and blows.   So far so good.  She and her friends were making breakfast when I called and all were in good spirits.

So far so good, my bag is on the plane.


I had just under an hour in the lounge.  It was super busy. Delta has upped its game in DTW however.

Now we endure the hurly burly of boarding.  Since I am on an asile every lady with a large … bag has the chance to use my shoulder as a turnstile.   Do they have no sense that when carrying things their own personal space grows?

In any event.   To opt for onboard wifi or not to opt.  That is the question.   Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of my emails, or by ignoring postpone them.   To read… to sleep no more.  Aye that’s the rub.  ‘Cause it’s all about the jet lag, right?  This is about the only thing I do in which I dislike going East.


By phone my mother reports that all is well.    It’s pretty nasty there but not as bad as it could have been.  They may hunt up the recipe for Manhattans.


Remember that when you plug your phone into the USB port on many airplanes the system’s network can probably “see” your phone. I have data blocker.

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  1. benedetta says:

    Good news.

  2. Julia_Augusta says:

    Have a lovely time in Rome! I believe the fichi d’india (prickly pear) is in season. Also, I think porcini mushrooms are making an appearance this month.

  3. Traductora says:

    Have a great flight and a great time and I hope BXVI understands how important he is/was.

    As for Florida, where I live too, the biggest threat will be the storm surge. After Andrew, wind standards were changed and anybody who lives in a modern place, probably such as where your mother lives, will be okay with the wind and will just have to suffer general local problems, such as downed trees and power outages. But coastal area structures will have flood surge problems, as we did last year with Matthew (which had me out of my new home for 3 months while they rebuilt) and I expect that the next round of construction regs will be aimed at dealing with flooding. In any case, glad to hear that they’re all ok and stirring up a batch of Manhattans (although I prefer Rob Roys).

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