Showing posts tagged as 'travel'

What A Wonderful Time of Year

Tags: Body, Fitness, Inspiration, Travel

December 08, 2012 19:15

I was in Chicago last week for a conference, and the wonderful weather just enhanced the visit.On the way downtown, my taxi driver told me that there should be quite a bit of snow on the ground by now, chalking it up to global warming. No matter what the cause, I enjoyed the walk each night from my hotel to the lake.


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Take Time To Travel

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Travel

September 30, 2012 06:34

A good friend of mine is out in Colorado this weekend for a mini vacation. He hasn't travelled much, and he's out in the Denver area visiting another friend.I've enjoyed the texts and photos he's sent the last few days. I can tell he's having a great time, and the thing that he's enjoying most is the beautiful scenery and the regional food he's been trying. He's got me thinking about my own...


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Time Away

Tags: Inspiration, Travel

August 08, 2012 12:32

I'm just getting back from a week's vacation in California. Between camping at the beach, a high school reunion, and visiting with friends and family, I was pretty busy. It was a great time and I feel recharged. Isn't that what time away is supposed to do for us?My mom asked me what my favorite part was, and I told her it was camping at the beach. I don't make it there much anymore, and when I...


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Vacation Time

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Travel

July 23, 2012 06:57

I heard a really good sermon yesterday preached by our newly ordained priest. He's from Columbia, and his messages are simple and practical.He talked about the necessity of taking vacations, of being quiet, the need for relaxation and recharging. How true.He also talked about the importance of not taking a vacation from God. So often, we do just that. We don't think much about God while we're...


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Isn't This Amazing

Tags: Inspiration, Travel

June 20, 2012 20:44

This past weekend, Baltimore had a huge celebration remembering the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, and especially the flag to the left which flew over Fort Mc Henry. It was amazing, and if you've never seen this huge flag, you can check it out at the Smithsonian. It's amazing.Another thing that's pretty amazing is some statistics that Word Press has been keeping since the first of the year....


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Happy Mother's Day

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Italy, Spirit, Travel

May 13, 2012 14:38

This is a shot of my mom and sister on their last visit to Maryland a few years ago. I've had the chance to take mom to Assateague Island to see the famous wild ponies a couple of times, and that's where this photo was taken.


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The Devil Is Always Around

Tags: Catholic-church, Italy, Travel

November 07, 2011 11:36

Giotto in the 13th century (middle part of the cloud on the right. Look for the hooked nose).The image above is from Reuters. The scene is from a cycle of frescos in theBasilica of St. Francis in Assisi.


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Hello Rain

Tags: Spirit, Travel

October 05, 2011 12:22

I'm always a little disappointed when I'm on vacation and it rains. Especially when the vacation is in Southern California, which hardly ever gets rain.My mom and I are heading out early for a little shopping excursion, hoping to beat the worst of it, which is supposed to come in this afternoon. A whole inch in five hours. That's a lot for this area, and I've been told it's best to stay off the...


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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Travel, Vegetarian

August 06, 2011 08:36

My mom called me the other day, enthused about her super abundance of tomatoes. She wanted to start making sauce, and lot's of it :)The Pomarola Sauce from a couple of weeks ago hailed from Naples. Today's recipe is a Tuscan classic. In Tuscany, the rule of thumb is is combine only necessary ingredients, of the highest quality, and in perfect proportions, in order to produce the very best...


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Vacations Past

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

July 15, 2011 18:01

Two weeks ago, my family and I were supposed to go on a beach vacation. We had been looking forward to it for months, and had eagerly laid out plans for a wonderful time.Because of illness, the trip got cancelled, and it was a letdown for all of us. I decided to still take the week off, but do some things around the house, work on my website, and develop a new project that I'll be telling you...


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