Monthly Archives: September 2010


    “In a higher world it might be otherwise, but here below, to live is to change and to be perfect is to change often.” — John Henry Newman After an idyllic two weeks, Mark and Naomi left yesterday … Continue reading

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We’re Italians Now!

So, what has to happen for someone to be considered Roman? Or, how does one move from “tourist” to resident? Is it simply the passage of time, or does one have to yawn as one passes the Colosseum or St. Peter’s or … Continue reading

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On Magdalene

I lost a bet with Mark yesterday and now owe him dishes. I casually mentioned the visit of Pope Benedict to Britain for the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman. I noted that I had read that it was contrary … Continue reading

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Cortona, by accident

The big event of the week was the arrival of Mark and Naomi and babies in-utero from Jerusalem Saturday evening.  The good news was that Sr. Angela said she was happy to pick them up by car, accompanied by Rory.  … Continue reading

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Almost Bethlehem

Many of you know that Mark and Naomi, expecting twins in January, are spending this next school year in Jerusalem. They have begun a blog to chronicle their adventures. Side note: Because classes don’t begin for a couple of … Continue reading

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Roma: First thoughts, aka the wonder of a room with a view…

Well, it actually happened, surprising those skeptics among us. It required a monumental push, including some triage-like decisions at the end. We were determined to not miss the plane, as has happened before. At the final hour, our house finally … Continue reading

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Photos from Adam and Kim’s wedding…

Here are pictures from Adam and Kim’s wedding last Saturday in Atlanta.

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