D.C. – day 3 – Jan 5

It was a green day today with meetings with interfaith and Episcopal environmental activities. This morning I met with Joelle from the Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light http://www.gwipl.org/. Joelle, a passionate Jewish vegetarian holds the fort by herself at this organisation in Washington.  Taking in D.C., parts of Virginia and Maryland, there is a lot of groundContinue reading “D.C. – day 3 – Jan 5”

Washington, D.C. – day 2 – Jan 4

We’ve caught the Amtrak to Washington D.C. from New York and have begun to explore the other Nation’s Capital. It was an overwhelming day – Julia and I took a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  http://www.ushmm.org/ It is very well presented and displayed.  I was overcome with a sense of grief thatContinue reading “Washington, D.C. – day 2 – Jan 4”

New York City day 10 – Jan 2, 2011

Our last day in New York City — wow — it has gone so quickly!  Thanks in particular to Susan our wonderful host at our apartment, and to Father Berto of the Church of the Intercession for his hospitality. I again attended the Church of the Intercession for 10am Mass and was given an opportunityContinue reading “New York City day 10 – Jan 2, 2011”

New York day 7 – Dec 30

New York City continues to treat Julia and I well and has proved an awarding, joyous and eclectic experience so far.  I am beginning to learn a little of why people describe this as such a unique city and finding myself liking it more than I expected, despite the busyness and frantic pace. The “Christmas Blizzard of 2010”Continue reading “New York day 7 – Dec 30”

The Nativity of our Lord – A NYC Christmas part # 2

— welcome back — We continue our story of our experience at St John the Divine — http://www.stjohndivine.org/ Of course, GOD IS GOOD, and although we felt like leaving after the terrible experience with security, we stayed, and were blessed by parts of the service.  The singing of the Agnus Dei by 4000+ people in thatContinue reading “The Nativity of our Lord – A NYC Christmas part # 2”

The Nativity of our Lord – A New York Christmas

— MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL — PRAISE GOD WHO SENDS HIS SON IN THE FLESH! We’ve travelled from Chicago to New York and are experiencing an American blizzard currently. http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/galleries/boxing_day_blizzard_the_great_snowstorm_of_2010_rocks_new_yorkand_beyond/boxing_day_blizzard_the_great_snowstorm_of_2010_rocks_new_yorkand_beyond.html All wrapped up in our apartment, we gift thanks for the simple pleasures of warm food and a warm apartment this Boxing Day (or inContinue reading “The Nativity of our Lord – A New York Christmas”

Chicago day 2 – Dec 22

Hi from Chicago, Illinois and greetings to all back home Since I last wrote we have travelled from St John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota via car to Chicago. St John’s Abbey (St John’s University) and the partner St Benedict’s in St Joseph’s about 6 miles away, are working in many ways in the stewardship issues which effect them in their pledge forContinue reading “Chicago day 2 – Dec 22”

St John’s, Collegeville MN – day 2 – Dec 18

Greetings from Collegeville, Minnesota, home to St John’s Abbey and University.  http://www.saintjohnsabbey.org/ Our journey here has taken us by plane from San Francisco to Chicago, and then by road to Madison WI (overnight), and then here to Collegeville, an hour and a half north-west of Minneapolis. My first taste of snow has been wonderful — itContinue reading “St John’s, Collegeville MN – day 2 – Dec 18”

Santa Rosa to San Francisco Dec 16

Happy Birthday to Marty, my step-mum, whose birthday is today!! We are currently in SFO as our United flight to Chicago is delayed 3 hours.  I am happy to report WiFi access is free and that the airport has a Sustainability page and an Environmental Action Plan.  http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/about/green/index.html There is also a destination green storeContinue reading “Santa Rosa to San Francisco Dec 16”

Santa Rosa, CA – Day 2, Dec 13

Hi from Starbucks, Santa Rosa… you have to love free WiFi Much “green news” to report — problem is, Starbucks closes in 8 minutes!!! Julia and I had a wonderful day visiting many community/church gardens in the area today, toured around by Phina, the most generous host!  Phina is an Deacon in the American EpiscopalContinue reading “Santa Rosa, CA – Day 2, Dec 13”