Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Year in Travels

New Year's in Toronto, where I got to meet a PFO friend and as a family we did some touristy stuff:

The College of Wooster (OH), where I helped direct a Busy Persons' Retreat:

Dearborn, thanks to an invitation to help with an Ecumenical Women's Lenten Retreat:
Wernersville (PA) Jesuit Center for my own retreat and a week-end led by Marty Laird, O.S.A., author of Into the Silent Land:
Washington, D.C. to lobby for suicide prevention legislation:
Providence (RI) to hang out with family:
and go to Waterfire:
and journey to Boston:
and spend a few days in Little Compton:
and one on Block Island:
Atlanta, to attend an Older Adult Ministries Conference and to remember Josh:
A pilgrimage to Chicago, ashes in hand, with meet-ups with a RevGal, another Loyola Press friend, and a classmate of Josh's:
A day in Columbus to witness Matt sworn in to the Ohio Bar:
A snowy family Thanksgiving in Jamestown (NY):
And a Christmas trip home to southern Ohio and the Catholic portion of my roots:
I was under the impression that I hadn't gotten to go anywhere this year!  I guess I meant that I didn't get to the beach in Florida, a situation which needs to be remedied asap.  But it seems that I got around.


  1. So come to South Florida soon! Starting tomorrow, am a part-timer with more free time than I have had in decades. We are having temps in the 80's. Come on down!!!

  2. Said in all seriousness: you find the time, I will find the way.

  3. Maybe not the favored warm, sunny, beachy destination, but a very productive year of meaningful journeys. Time for a vacation.

  4. You have had a busy year. I feel very privileged to have been part of it. It will be interesting to see what 2014 will bring into your life. Blessings and prayers.