Land of My Life

That would be the good old USA. The third of my “special lands”. Angola, Portugal and America – each is special to me for different reasons (see Land of My Birth and Land of My Heart). America is where I grew up, where I was educated, where I married and raised my family. It is … More Land of My Life

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Known as “The prettiest town in Canada”, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL for short) is about a 20 minute drive from the world-famous Niagara Falls. Its beauty and charm did not disappoint. With its location on the shores of Lake Ontario, and the Historic Old Town lined with trees, an abundance of flowers, and quaint buildings it has … More Niagara-on-the-Lake

Newport, RI

There’s something for everyone in the little town of Newport. From foodies to history lovers to couples looking for a destination wedding venue, it can be found in this seaside Rhode Island area. Well-known for the Gilded Age mansions perched along the cliffs of Easton Bay, Newport also offers an old colonial feel with pre-revolutionary … More Newport, RI

The Sun Miracle

Just a few weeks ago there was a whole lot of talk about the total solar eclipse witnessed across the United States. Many people traveled in order to be in one of the “areas of totality” where they would see a full and complete eclipse. Many reported the experience to be awe-inspiring and very moving. … More The Sun Miracle

Giant’s Causeway

Several years ago I traveled to the beautiful country of Northern Ireland for a family wedding. While there I made sure to visit the unusual wonder of nature known as Giant’s Causeway. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in all its glory from the immensity of the … More Giant’s Causeway

Peace and Prayer

May 13th 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of a major historic event for Roman Catholics: the first apparition of Mary, the mother of God, to three humble shepherd children in the small village of Fatima, Portugal.   In all there would be six apparitions, culminating on October 13, 1917 with the great Sun Miracle witnessed by an … More Peace and Prayer

Let there be more

(This is not a political statement. The featured image I chose is an example of what there should be more of. As for the reasons the subjects are protesting, my opinion is that there are valid arguments on both sides of the matter. Photo credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo, a photographer for The Chicago Tribune attending a protest … More Let there be more

Wit and Wisdom

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. ~ Wikipedia According to Lord John Russell, a British Prime Minister from the 1800s, “A proverb is the wit of one, and the wisdom of many”. I rather agree with that short and sweet description! … More Wit and Wisdom