Category Religion

Waiting For A Plane XXX – Fiumicino

It’s been nine years since I was last here, but this airport looks oddly familiar. Or maybe all airports look the same, especially at 6 a.m. To get here we took a city bus at 5, followed by the airport shuttle. We’re early, but I like to leave wiggle room before a flight. All you […]

All You Can Do Is Dance

I wasn’t sure how to react, so at first, I kept silent. Sitting on my couch were two people expounding an obviously bizarre conspiracy theory. It was apparent they believed every word. The internet has been a great boon to those who think the world is against them. You can always find someone, somewhere who […]

David and Goliath

If this is the big time, where are the fans? The stadium is empty.  Mind you, Lazio is the ‘other’ Rome club in Serie A football (soccer), the top tier of the sport in Italy. Roma is much more popular. Still, on a Saturday afternoon, on a holiday weekend, I would have expected more than […]

Where’s Waldo?

When I was in Rome last weekend I noted that Google Maps was doing something with the children’s character Waldo. I didn’t click to find out – we had a guide to Rome so the map application wasn’t necessary.  I meant to at some point go back to find out what was going on, but […]

Easter In The Square

It seemed somewhat appropriate to head for St. Peter’s Square on Easter morning, even if I am not Roman Catholic. Tradition is important to me, and there is so much history, especially church history, in Rome. I think you could probably attend a different church every Sunday for 20 years and not visit them all. […]

Thoughts For This Easter Morning

The foundations of the earth shook when the words were first uttered. Angels danced with joy. Christ is risen! Friday had been about despair and shattered dreams. How could everything have gone so wrong? It wasn’t supposed to end like this! But it was. God had a plan. Christ is risen! Saturday was no better […]

The Easter Tree

Okay, it isn’t really a tree and eggs have only a tenuous connection to Easter. But these were on display just down our street, right in front of St. Cyriak church. I figured they were colourful enough to warrant their own post. Don’t recall seeing any similar displays in Canada, but maybe I’m just not […]