Summer 2012

Pass the Flux Capacitor!

Sicily is an amazing place.  It’s as if time has stopped.  Cell phone coverage is sporadic, at best, internet is impossible unless your hotel provides service and air conditioning is a commodity. I have stepped into a time warp.  Traveling through the towns of my ancestors, I have found that traditions have not changed. It…

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Travel Quote

Hi There, Here is the exact quote from Matthew Kelly, author of “The Rhythm of Life,” on Travel: “travel opens our minds to different cultures, philosophies, and world views. Travel opens our hearts to the people of foreign lands and their different traditions and creeds. Travel dissolves the stains of prejudice that infect our hearts and…

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Mangiamo! (Let’s Eat!)

There are two activities that God created both necessary for human survival as well as pleasurable. Eating is one of them. You can deduce the other. Mealtime, throughout history, has been portrayed in books, poetry, music and art. Food is referenced innumerable times in Sacred Scripture, not forgetting the meal of meals, the Last Supper.…

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Put the Shoe on the Other Foot

Our first night in Rome, my husband and I walked about 1 1/2 hours looking for Taverna Trilussa, the restaurant for which we had reservations.  When we finally made it, I had a blister the size of a Kennedy half dollar.  For me, though, it’s fashion over comfort.  The dinner was amazing, but we took…

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Who's Sorry Now?

If you believe in a higher power, at some point you will fall short.  You will do something that offends God and has probably hurt yourself and someone you love.  So what to do?  Well this morning I landed in the eternal city.  That’s right, Rome Italy.  What better place to face my God, but…

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart!

The heart is fragile. It has a mind of its own.  The heart is constantly seeking to be loved and filled up.  When the heart is neglected, especially for a long period of time, it runs amuck.  The heart will take you anywhere to satiate itself.  Who is responsible for this neglect?  We can blame…

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Burning the Candle at Both Ends

I am just about to board my plane heading back to Atlanta from Boston. Every year I get home from Boston and hit the wall.  I get a full blown cold and sinus infection, swine flu or some other ailment.  In his book “Choice Theory,” by William Glasser, Glasser says we choose to be sick.…

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Ditch All the Stuff

Our lives have become so cluttered with stuff.  We are bogged down with having to have it all, keeping up with the Jones’, the latest and greatest.  We don’t talk anymore.  I remember just sitting around after dinner talking and laughing, playing cards and board games.  Now my kids are texting me from the other…

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