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arrival + culture shock

Hey all! I safely arrived in Rome this morning, and watched the sunset over the U.S. AND the sunrise over the Alps from the plane! This photo does not do justice to the view I had. 258 more words


Quinto Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna

Quinto Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Eighth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.

Hippóne Régio, in Africa, natális sancti Augustíni Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris exímii, qui, beáti Ambrósii Epíscopi ópera ad cathólicam fidem convérsus et baptizátus, eam advérsus Manichæos aliósque hæréticos acérrimus propugnátor deféndit, multísque áliis pro Ecclésia Dei perfúnctus labóribus, ad præmia migrávit in cælum.  769 more words


take a deep breath and speak Italian.

Well, we’ve made it to our first stop: beautiful, extraordinary Italy. Step one? relax. Let’s hit pause on the millions of places our minds are wandering to take a luxuriously deep breath. 785 more words


A wild, but successful day!

When traveling internationally I have always heard the phrase, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” Long story short, this trip had a little of both. 224 more words


On the Back of a Horse

Ci sono delle escursioni guidate? (Are there guided treks?)

“A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace,” … 579 more words

Italy 2014

BRIGHT STAR: a thanksgiving for John Keats

I too, like Malcolm Guite, am very fond of the poetry of John Keats.  Guite tells of a dark time in his past, when reading John Keats helped transmute his sense of despair.  310 more words

Thinking About Godstuff