Category Archives: Other Places

Following Saint Francis

As this gets published on WordPress, I expect to be at an altitude surpassing five miles somewhere over Nebraska. Posting will be light this week, but you will get a daily dose of the DPPL. Comments have been thin there … Continue reading

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Svalbard Gets Totality

If I remember my geography right, Svalbard has a few thousand people living on its islands. Those inhabitants, plus some astronomical thrill-seekers got to see the year’s main total solar eclipse earlier today. For Americans, the big one is still … Continue reading

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Antarctic Orthodoxy and the Longing for Peace

A few readers may recall my fascination with farthest down under continent. A search for “Antarctica” on the side will uncover a collection of posts. Perhaps you recall this citing of a CNS article describing how Christian chaplaincy is handled at … Continue reading

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Flooding in Honduras

This won’t shove aside the celebrity news of the media, most likely, but our friend and contributor John Donaghy reports on flooding and landslides in the area he serves as a missionary. We can keep our brothers and sisters there … Continue reading

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Best Flight

It was largely rainy from Iowa to Chicago today. But the plane ride from there to Rochester was one of the best times I’ve ever had in the air. I was watching two Michigans, first the lake, then the state. … Continue reading

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Window Seats

I have always loved the window when I fly. My view this morning was slightly obscured by the wing, and more by rain clouds over Eastern Iowa. I wasn’t able to get my geographical bearings until we approached O’Hare and … Continue reading

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Beach Mass

Reader Joe Mcmahon sent me the link to his fine blog, including this post on a parish hosting a Sunday evening “Beach Mass.” He also suggested I check St Mary’s Facebook page for some images of the Mass. I noticed this … Continue reading

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