Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

New US ambassador to Germany under fire for rightwing support

Guardian: “In the past, Germany was fortunate to have had great US ambassadors who built bridges and did not do party politics,” said Metin Hakverdi‪, a Social Democrat delegate and member of the German-US parliamentary friendship group. “As a member … Continue reading

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Immigrant Song

It’s noon in Bosnia. You are driving on a winding two-lane road several hundred meters above the Adriatic. Our only goal will be the western shore. Does life get any better than this? I think not.

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Cross Mountain

Originally I had planned to climb this, until I saw it and realized how much time and effort it would take. I stood next to a dumpster on the sidewalk and looked at the cross for a while, just in … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen Statue

We have lined up with our clean swabs to dab at the moisture on Christ’s knee and calf and then annoint ourselves with the result. This statue is miraculous. Science cannot explain how water can condense on smooth metal in … Continue reading

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Driving in Bosnia

Drivers in Bosnia as well as Croatia seem to regard speed limits and signage as perhaps well-intentioned suggestions rather than rules to be followed. This morning I was doing 55km in a 50km zone and was passed at speed by … Continue reading

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Međugorje

The church is packed. I happened upon a mass in German, which is fitting (coincidental? inspired by God?) I guess. If I was here with Patience we would have dipped our fingers in the holy water, and she would have … Continue reading

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