Saturday, 3 October 2009

What I'm Reading


An interesting read about an English guy who tries to toughen himself up while living in Japan. Very enjoyable.
I don't know why the Brits have to spell everything differently. The English often tell me, "But we invented the language!" My standard reply is, "Yes, but we made it better!"
This is never received well.

Mission To Latvia, Summer 2009




The St. John's Youth Group journeyed to Latvia to build, serve, support missionaries and experience the beauty of Eastern Europe. What a great trip! I'd love to show you more of what we did, but Health and Safety Guidelines do not allow me to show you pics of our youth. Sorry!

Israel, Summer 2009


From the Mount of Olives overlooking the Kidron Valley. The Old City is in the distance.





The Garden Tomb. Though it cannot be confirmed if this was the tomb of Jesus, it is a great visual aide.








Western Wall.











From the top of The Old City Wall.

Adirondacks, May 2009


The Result...
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Joe "The Navigator" Paparone
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The canoes at rest.

How I love these mountains.

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Paris



I actually wasn't that impressed with the Mona Lisa. I did like this painting, however. It's Lotto's "La Femme Adultere." The Mona Lisa is like a Gap hoodie: nobody knows why they like it so much, they're just told they're supposed to.






It goes without saying...
















As does this one...

I really enjoyed the bread, cheese and wine. The cheese shops smelled like feet but tasted like heaven.

It has come to my attention that this blog looks a little disorganized. Not sure what the deal is. It looks fine on my computer when I post it, so sorry.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

October 2008 - Whitby

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1. Whitby is an old seaport on the North Yorkshire coast. It is the home Captain James Cook (not Kirk) and is the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. We visited Whitby as part of a church retreat.
2. A great view of the harbor at low tide inside the seawall.
3. Hey! We're tourists!
4. Contemplating my eventual decision to revive the pirate lifestyle in Whitby.
5. A view of the ancient abbey and the monument to Captain Cook. The abbey is considered one of the most historically significant sites in all of England.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Recent Travels





The first picture is a handsome gentleman standing in front of Conwy Castle in Northern Wales. The second and third photos are from our trip to Edinburgh, where I was fortunate to find the burial location of John Knox. Knox, the Father of the Sottish Reformation, wanted to be buried in close proximity to St. Giles Cathedral. Who knew it would become a parking lot. All that is left of his grave is a plain brass plate.