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Chapter 7, Day 180: Juneau, Alaska

Today is July 1, 2015 and we docked in Juneau, Alaska. When we got off the boat we were surrounded by luscious green trees on mountains surrounding this small town with historical shops. 64 more words


6 Ways Christians Lost This Week

We who call ourselves Christians lost a great deal over the past few days, though it’s probably not in the way you might think.

1) We lost the chance to be loving. 814 more words


dkatiepowellart reblogged this on Zenkatwrites's Blog and commented:

Again, the only Christian minister blogger I read. He speaks to the Jesus Christ my family discussed and strove for. . . and the teachings are very similar to Buddhism. Compassion and caring are key.

The Dialogue

If you want to know what God thinks,

read a book written by Saint Catherine of Siena and completed in 1378 AD.

It is entitled… 61 more words


How I Met My Daughter

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey

If having a “checkered” past means you’ve gained a lot of experience (or as Oscar Wilde would have it, made a lot of mistakes), my life (my past life, anyway) would have to be described as “plaid”. 1,035 more words

Life Lessons

From Bohemia to brave new world, a wine-drinking odyssey

Alena Pergl-Wilson has worked in the hotel and restaurant trade since the 1970s, including a long spell as the owner of Roger’s—for many years one of the finest restaurants in the English Lake District—with her husband, well-known chef Roger Pergl-Wilson. 2,123 more words

What, exactly, was I starting? A drinking life

Snatches of sherry and heady stinks

I took my first drink at the age of five. We’d gone for lunch to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday. Desperate to leave, and perhaps get rid of the cloying film of asparagus soup in my mouth, I eyed the matriarch’s schooner of sweet sherry speculatively before scooping it from the table and downing it. 1,419 more words