STONE STACKING 101

Lately I’ve been reading about how rock stacking or stone stacking is becoming more prevalent and how it is damaging to the environment. I’ve included a link to an article in The New Yorker which appeared in December 2018 on how our national parks are being harmed by this practice. I must confess that IContinue reading “STONE STACKING 101”

DAY 4 WHO IS ROSINNA DE VERONA

Today I came across a black metal cross with a gold plaque that said End of the Camino Rosinna de Verona I didn’t take a picture because it seemed too sacred. I wonder who was Rosinna and why was she on the Camino. Did she die of some long lingering disease? Did she have aContinue reading “DAY 4 WHO IS ROSINNA DE VERONA”

AVOIR COURAGE, AVOIR COEUR

There are two sayings in French…ok, definitely a lot more than just two sayings, but I’m just contemplating these two… Avoir courage Avoir coeur Now you might think that the first saying means to be brave and the second to have heart, and you would be incorrect. The French in their linguistic logic have theContinue reading “AVOIR COURAGE, AVOIR COEUR”

THE ALTAR REVISITED

I’ve written previously about an altar that I discovered at the metro park. An Altar Hidden in Plain Sight, and An Altar Update I’ve been captivated by that altar and try to visit it as often as possible when I walk in the park. The closer my trip becomes the more I think about it.Continue reading “THE ALTAR REVISITED”

BEADS! THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR JEWELRY

The desert fathers and mothers often used beads to help them focus in their prayer times. This is true across religions. Islam, Catholicism, Buddhism, Greek Orthodox, and more all use prayer beads. I bought myself a rosary (and I’m not catholic) made of olive wood 15 years ago while visiting Norte Dame de Paris withContinue reading “BEADS! THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR JEWELRY”

FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN

That’s the line that Shakespeare’s Hamlet says in response to his mother’s quick remarriage after his father’s death. Hamlet, and I suppose Shakespeare are talking about an emotional frailty not her physical stamina. But that line has been dogging (no pun intended and you’ll soon see why I say that) for the last week. LastContinue reading “FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN”

DEAR GOD

Dear God, This week several tornadoes came through Dayton, Ohio. I slept through them and when I looked out my window I didn’t see any sign of damage. My trash and recycling cans are right where I left them. And yet around the corner tree limbs littered the street and less than two miles awayContinue reading “DEAR GOD”