Our Trip Blogs

We travel quite a bit both for vacations and to visit our far-flung family.  When we do, I publish blogs about our adventures and some of the interesting places and people we encounter.  The following is my latest offering.  You can click here to see all the blogs over the past several years.

Orlando again: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Seaworld and more friends

Our final week in Florida was back in Orlando. We had originally planned another two weeks there visiting family and friends in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Jacksonville, and Greenville SC as we made our way back home. But it seemed better to get back home so Marilyn could be spending time with her 102-year-old mother.

Miami, Wynwood, Coral Gables and Little Havana

After two weeks in North Miami Beach, we packed up the car and headed for four days at the Aloft Hotel in Coral Gables, just off the Miracle Mile. It was a rainy Saturday morning and we decided to stop by the Wynwood Distric t to see what was happening.

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On Pilgrimage With Bill

This is a blog for my thoughts about religion.  Sometimes I share my reflections on the Old and New Testaments through the daily lectionary readings.  Other times I share reflections on theological issues and the role of religion in our lives.  Currently, I am trying to come to an honest understanding of my own religious convictions. Click here to view the complete blog and use the email link to sign up for notices of new postings.  The following is the most recent posting.

What keeps me from listening to the Divine One?

If the Divine One is in everything and in every event, how is it that I don’t recognize that? How is it that I don’t hear and even listen? It must be that I am not present to the reality around me within which I live and move?

 

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I think I’ve fallen into a triangle! Part 1

Murray Bowen, the founder of Family Systems Theory, spent his professional life studying the dynamics of human relationships. He described the complex interrelationships within a family. And he used systems theory to analyze them He formulated his thinking into Family Systems Theory. I am certainly no expert in Bowen’s theory although I have personally benefitted from his insights.

A crisis, an opportunity.

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that [is] it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not before.” Rahm Emanuel November 19, 2008 Emanuel said this as the Obama administration was preparing to take over the national government.

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