What a wonderful place Treguier is. We always fall under the spell of this ancient “petit” city! So we are well settled here but what have we been up to you ask? Well as usual, all the normal things, like eating drinking and making merry! Chapter One! A little detail for you if you wish […]
It was a bright sunny day, reflecting the clouds so shaped in different forms which was a sight to behold. But it was what the day came with that was most exciting for Zoe, Jamie and their friends and family. It was the union of two people who loved each other and their two highly […]
1. I Wish I Spent More Time With My Host Famiy There are numerous advantages of staying at a homestay: getting the full immersion of Spanish culture, participating in family events, speaking Spanish every day, and the list goes on. While knowing all the benefits I had staying with a Spanish family, I, however, did […]
A few months back now, I became aware of Apollo 11, a film made from hitherto largely unseen NASA archival footage. At the time, I remember a lot of malarkey, googling around cinemas in Australia trying to find out where it would be playing. An IMAX in Sydney, I seem to remember, and I think […]
Currently parked in a hotel in the city of Waterford. As most of you know the entire family, Nevada and Levi as well as Pine and Whitney and Mom are all due here the 31st on July. And Jim-Bob has had to severely cut mileage and change his course to be sure to coincide with […]
Montour Falls is a hidden gem in a high traffic area. How does that happen? This is a great example of the road less traveled.
Turns out starting a blog mid way through the year can be a bit of a pain in the backside content wise. Even more so, starting it midway through your life can also cause issues, especially when the vast majority of your interesting trips took place over 2 years ago now. So, with content in […]
The stories of my lovely cats, including how we met, saved each others lives and became otakus.
This is part 3 of 4 from my two week trip to Norway by train (mostly). You can find the first part here and the second part here. AUTHORS NOTE: Parts 2 & 3 of this trip are a family holiday with my parents and two brothers, and therefore are a little different to my normal […]
The existing expectations of a civic center and convention center in the Law Park are longer than Mayor Bill Dyke says the city's hotel rooms are not to support a convention center or the money for a hall. a first class hearing. “We need a new dump because we need an auditorium,” the mayor tells […]
Yesterday, I spoke as part of a panel on “Astrophysics, Spirituality, and Space Exploration” for the 2019 IONS Conference. Science and Spirituality My name is Lucas Mix. I work with NASA on astrobiology, exploring the origin, extent, and future of life in the universe. I am also a preacher and pastor, talking with Christians about […]
2 nights well spent in Rome and now Brooke and Stassi are on the move in Italy! We could have taken the high speed train directly to Florence and cut 2 hours of extra train travel. BUT we would have missed Orvieto and that would have been a huge mistake. Situated on the a volcanic […]
The Enlightenment may well be the end of an old story rather than the beginning of a new one. The philosophy of insatiable appetites changed the Christian-Aristotelian moral order into the modern world, but now that the change is just about complete, what purpose does its catalyst serve? Power, Pleasure, and Profit: Insatiable Appetites From […]
Nic wakes me around 7:30. We have about four hours before we have to leave, and she wants to go see St. Patrick’s. We grab a smoothie and saunter down the avenue. On our urban adventures, she has successfully ceded navigation duties to me while she takes the beautiful photos. We work well like that, playing to our strengths […]
image copyright CHRIS CHRISTODOULOU image Description Karina Canellakis took over the staff after being encouraged by Sir Simon Ratt Karina Canellakis has made history as the first woman to conduct the First Night of the BBC Proms. The US musician directed the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and BBC Singers in a rousing and dramatic program […]
In the course of my life, I’ve practiced Christianity with a lot of denominations. The Wesleyans taught me about entire sanctification and Bible translation; the Anglicans about cathedrals and how the British pronounce the name “Isiah” (Eye-zeye-uh). I learned how to cook after I became Mennonite and when one of the elders of the church […]