Category Archives: Other Places

Garden

Last week, the young miss and I journeyed across the Puget Sound for a day in Everett. The single highlight for me was a visit to the Nishiyama Japanese Garden adjacent to the community college. I found it a peaceful … Continue reading

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On Irish Baptism

I saw this msn piece on the confluence of baptism, state-sponsored Catholic schools, and parents looking out for their kids. It’s a curious thing for an American to read. State-sponsored Catholic schools prioritizing baptized children for admission and the “lies” … Continue reading

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Peninsulas

I live on a peninsula now. My wife comments that she prayed to God to send her/us to a place with trees and water. Prayer answered. On my drive home, I have a few choices, but my favorite is to … Continue reading

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Mt Rainier

Wednesday afternoon as I pulled out of the fuel station and onto I-90 out of Moses Lake, Washington, I thought I caught a glimpse of something cream-colored on the horizon. Not just one cloud in a cloudless sky–no indeed! It … Continue reading

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Montana

Only three US states cover a larger geographical area. While I’ve visited two of them, I’ve never driven across an expanse quite like the state of Montana. We picked up US route 212 in South Dakota yesterday morning, then cut … Continue reading

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Upper Plains Travelogue

As expected, our excitement was high for the drive out of Iowa yesterday. About an hour out from Sioux City, we hit the edge of a vicious thunderstorm. Amazing, but as we crossed the Missouri River into South Dakota, skies … Continue reading

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Good-byes and Busy

Light live blogging ahead. The family’s westward expansion begins tomorrow. There are three daily posts in the active series: Laudato Si’, Dives in Misericordiae, and the month of Saint Ignatius–these are written and scheduled for the next five mornings. While … Continue reading

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