Tag Archives: Adventures

Trip Update: Back from China

[I’ll be blogging from Asia for the rest of the summer, as I teach English and learn about the Church’s missionary efforts here. For more information, see my previous post detailing my summer plans.] Actually, I’ve been back in Hong … Continue reading

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Trip Update: Japan

[I’ll be blogging from Asia for the rest of the summer, as I teach English and learn about the Church’s missionary efforts here. For more information, see my previous post detailing my summer plans.] I depart for mainland China in … Continue reading

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Trip Update: Arrival in Hong Kong

[I’ll be blogging from Asia for the rest of the summer, as I teach English and learn about the Church’s missionary efforts here. For more information, see my previous post detailing my summer plans.] My group arrived safely in Hong … Continue reading

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Summer in Asia

At long last, after minimal planning, much delay, and a handful of unexpected obstacles, I have booked all my flights and made most of the necessary arrangements for my adventures this summer in Asia. It is customary here at NAC … Continue reading

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Flashback: May 1, 2009

If you go out in Rome today, you’re in for a big surprise: today’s the day the Anarchists have their festa. (Reminds me of a song I knew as a child.) We don’t have classes today, so I don’t plan … Continue reading

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Saint Pius V, Pope

The Pope was in his chapel before day or battle broke, (Don John of Austria is hidden in the smoke.) Today is the memorial of St. Pius V, who was Pope from 1566 to 1572. He is an important figure … Continue reading

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“Cultural Day” in Rome

The Italian government periodically declares “cultural weeks,” when they offer free admissions to some state-run museums, which is a nice way to make some of its cultural treasures available to the poor, etc. (The Vatican Museums also offer free days—more … Continue reading

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Adventures in Greece

Greece is one of my favorite places. Some of the most important developments in Western Civilization took place there, and the natural beauty of the region rivals that of anywhere I’ve seen. I spent a week there in the Spring … Continue reading

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