depression & hope

November 8, 2016

Without  a doubt friendship is the greatest gift in life and in this regard I am very fortunate. In conversations with some people I have met in recent weeks I see the seeds of friendship, and others have been my friends for a decade or two or three or more…

smoking

August 8, 2010

Everyone in Italy smokes. Well, that may not be exactly true. I saw four nuns…

transfiguration

August 6, 2010

The Mount of the Transfiguration of Jesus is not too far from the Sea of…

white rose petals

August 5, 2010

Today is the feast of the dedication of the Roman basilica of St Mary Major…