The picture is an iPhone pano of the scene I've been staring at for the past hour; the Adriatic Sea off Rovinj, Croatia. The picture doesn't do justice to Rovinj, one of my favorite places on earth, and a truly beautiful city. But I think it captures something of the immenseness & the always-changing yet … Continue reading Stillness & Being
I am traveling today (by train, a new experience for me) to Vukovar, a city on the Croatian side of the Danube River, across the river from Serbia. There I will participate in (and speak to) the annual conference of the Churches of Christ in Croatia. Vukovar is famous because of its recent history; here … Continue reading On My Way to Vukovar
We finished our long trip with Beth's siblings last night. Actually, we finished it Thursday night & yesterday was our travel day. 8 hours on FlixBus with no bathroom stops! Woohoo! Ugh. This morning I went & picked up Sam from the sitter. Today was a beautiful day in Zagreb. Sunny, clear blue skies, high … Continue reading Home
Our trip / family reunion ended last night in Prague. Beth & I are traveling by FlixBus back through Austria on our way home to Zagreb. A few disconnected thoughts: We did 2 days in Budapest, 2 in Vienna, and 2 in Prague. We LOVED Prague; it's a lot like Zagreb. And we loved Budapest. … Continue reading More Travel Thoughts
This is a monument in the Castle district in Budapest, commemorating the failed war of independence, 1848-49. Notice the broken cannon & its similarly broken carrion. The revolution failed; the angel came to offer comfort.