Fly Me to the Moon…

Fly Me to the Moon…

…or at least get me close. And then make sure I get back. Recently my friend Manon wrote me. Her mother, Ruth, was Director of Children’s Ministries at Bel Air Presbyterian in Los Angeles, a church I attended for years and where my daughters went to...
How’s It Going?

How’s It Going?

I’ve been slow to write about the current crisis because I’ve written and video’ed so many items for International Living I feel there’s nothing new to say about SARS-CoV-2. Yet, here’s a recap on life in the countryside. We’re...
Erin Go Bragh

Erin Go Bragh

Dia Dhuit (Hello!) As St. Paddy’s Day is tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to share some Irish phrases. For the more adventurous among you, pop them into a translation app that offers pronunciation and have fun (and Go N-Eiri An T-Adh Leat — Good Luck!)....
Like is like a box of…

Like is like a box of…

In the unforgettable words of Forrest Gump, “Mama always said: Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Lately I’ve been thinking life is more like a box of crosswords. If you’ve ever tackled one, you know what I mean. Rarely can...

Truer Words Were Never Spoken

No better time than Maundy Thursday to hear Jim Caviezel speak about his faith and his role as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. So powerful. Happy Pesach and a blessed Resurrection Day to...

Food for Thought

One of our neighbors, Peter, came to our village (by way of Germany and Ireland) seventeen years ago. It’s given him time to familiarize himself with what grows in the countryside, and when he rings our doorbell he is rarely empty-handed, but brings gifts of...

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