Monthly Archives: April 2011

Royal deja vu

The Royal Wedding tomorrow gives me a bad case of deja vu. (Though I am sure there may be something I can take for that!) At the time of the last great Royal Wedding of Charles to Dianna I was … Continue reading

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Sparrow in the terminal

Sitting in the Rochester airport on April 4th waiting for our delayed flight to Chicago to arrive, I decided to take walk down the concourse. As I walked to an unoccupied gate area out of the corner of my eye … Continue reading

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Japan Pt 3 The Wedding Party

On April 9th, the day after the wedding at the Shinto Shrine in Kyoto, we boarded the express commuter train to Osaka. Joe and Nancy had already taken lots of things to the hotel in Osaka (by train of course). … Continue reading

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Japan Pt 2 – The Wedding Ceremony

Late in the day on April 8th Nancy and I sat in a sanctuary of the Shimogamo jinja Shinto Shrine ( a world heritage site) immersed in a ritual that might be older than Christianity. The marriage rite was led … Continue reading

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Japan Pt. 1 – Illiterate

I have met and worked, over the years, with people who were functionally illiterate. I have marveled at the ways in which they adapt to living in a society that expects language and cultural literacy. With 20 years of formal … Continue reading

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An international celebration of family

Today, April 8th, we are celebrating. At the Shimogamo jinja Shinto Shrine in Kyoto Joe and Maki are being married in a religious ceremony at this world heritage site.  They are celebrating their love and caring for one another and … Continue reading

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So where do we want to go?

At a recent church meeting a parishioner who publicly described himself as a “gun toting, bible thumping, redneck” said he wanted us to pray “that this country will get straightened out. It is in an awful mess which we are … Continue reading

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