Category Archives: Travel

Acres of the Dead: Memorial Day 2010

In 2003 my brothers, father and I began a series of tromps around western Europe. The excuse was that my brothers were both living in Europe at the time. My middle brother was planting a church in Poitiers in France … Continue reading

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Piestewa Peak

 We took what will probably be the last hike of the season this morning. We got to the base of Piestewa Peak park about 7:30 AM, just in time to not find a parking space. After parking a ways down … Continue reading

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Desert Spring

 A small group of serious hikers decided to head east out of Phoenix today to the base of Superstition Mountains, just outside of Apache Junction. We took about four hours to cover the nine miles of the relatively flat hike … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Blessing of the Cathedral’s Light Rail Station

We had a brief ceremony on Sunday following the 11 AM service. The Cathedral congregation has adopted the Light Rail station at Roosevelt St. and Central Ave. – the one right across from the Cathedral itself. You can see all … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day hike

Spent a little time this afternoon working up our appetites. Gorgeous day for a ramble. Dogs seemed to like it too. Grin.

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Learning to desire the idea of a thing and not the thing itself

Stewardship season is soon upon those of us who serve in parochial settings. As such I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the proper relationship I should have to my “stuff”. And given the pile of old furniture that, as … Continue reading

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Nice seats huh?

Thanks to Jerry for letting me sit in his seats today.

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City dwelling is deleterious

It’s reasonably well known that crowded urban environments create enough stress that physical and mental performance declines in biological species. (I remember a reading about a study done on rats years ago that showed that at a certain level of … Continue reading

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Camelback Mountain and Star Troopers

Typical day in Phoenix. Climb Camelback at dawn. Get home in time to walk over and see the Fiesta Bowl Parade. (Texas marching band pick included.) And then be surprised by the Fist of Vader Imperial Storm Troopers drill team. … Continue reading

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The view from Bell Rock

Went on a day hike around Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte today. When we got to the north side of Bell Rock, I found a spur trail that ran up the side of the “mountain” to an extraordinary view. This … Continue reading

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