walking on water

I landed in Rome early last Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning arrived at St. Peter’s basilica just before it opened at 7. It’s a great time to visit the basilica, early morning, an hour or two before the tourists overtake the pilgrims who arrive early for the first Masses of the day. After vesting […]

think laterally

One of my regular early morning highlights is the Christchurch Press cryptic crossword. Some mornings, like this morning, I complete the puzzle without hesitating. On other days a few challenging clues keep me preoccupied all day, then suddenly, in an unlikely moment, the right word becomes obvious. Cryptic crosswords help me to start each day […]

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