Holy Aussie Gums!

Gums on the Jordan I wondered what was wrong with this picture of the site that commemorates the baptism of Jesus – look closely and you will see that the trees are distinctly unbiblical..this could almost be any river in Australia. Those are eucalytus. Much of...

“Angels we have heard on high”

Angels we have heard This is the inside of the dome in the chapel at Shepherd’s Field outside Bethlehem. I liked the light pouring into the little chamber better than the murals on the walls, which were rather predictable. The quiet fields are now gardens that...

Why I hated Heathrow

In particular, terminal 4. I wrote this rant while enduring the wait, it was funny that just the previous day I’d been discussing the insidious forms of racism I’d encountered in Australia… —–here it is…Heathrow is horrible –...

Horrible Heathrow

Surviving the horrors of Heathrow included me sitting down and writing a long rant – in a cafe, only to discover that there was no free internet access. Well, I would avoid it like the plague, the access to Terminal 4 is so bad, that you’ll be lucky if...

What the?

Interesting “facts” that I picked up on my travels Taxidriver (who likes Goa): Jesus was half Jewish Me -huh? Taxidriver: Oh and half Christian. Guide in Jerusalem: It was the Romans who crucified Jesus. Please don’t blame us. (Ok, no one’s...

Walking the way of the Cross

At 3 pm on Fridays, a group of priests lead the Stations of the Cross over the twisting, cobbles worn smooth by thousands of years of foot traffic. I waited in the 2nd station, where there are two chapels, and the chapel of the flagellation was unearthly cold –...

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