Category Archives: Other Places

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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The Francis Effect Afield

Interesting feature on the first woman picked to lead a Jesuit university. She declined the offer of a $600K house, choosing instead to remain in her family’s home. LeMoyne University will sell its president’s house.  

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The Gardens of Castel Gandolfo

Catholic watchers know of the summer vacation spot for popes. Astronomy buff may know of it as the location for the Vatican Observatory, run by Jesuits–even before Pope Francis. BBC has a nice video feature on Pope Francis opening up … Continue reading

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A London Symphony

Readers here know me as a lover of American music of all sorts. And early music, too. Music from about 1750 to about 1900 interests me little. There’s just a lot of it and orchestras seem to play it all … Continue reading

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On A Caribbean Island

Two nations, one island. Fascinating history, but far from a beautiful one–in contrast to the lovely surroundings. Miami Herald commentary on the elevation of Chibly Langlois, a simple bishop–no arch–to the red hat. Comparing Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Langlois, … Continue reading

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