• Posts Tagged ‘greece’

    lenten journal: life, clearly

    by  • April 9, 2007 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    I began my evening by checking in on Bloglines to see what various people had to say about their Easters. I found these words from Diana Butler Bass quoted on Scott’s blog, Nachfolge: The resurrection is not an intellectual puzzle. Rather, it is a living theological reality, a distant event with continuing spiritual, human,...

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    I thank my God when I remember you

    by  • May 13, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Thursday afternoon we flew from Paros to Athens, which was the beginning of our trip back home. It was also the first time on our trip to arrive at an airport with no one to meet us. Irene had given us instructions on how to take the Athens Metro from the airport to our...

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    how to define a day

    by  • May 11, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    We had one full day in Paros. Today we are on our way to Athens; on Friday we will find our way back to Boston. Though our island adventures are not what one might call extensive, Ginger and I do have a pattern. She is a beach or pool person; I am not. I...

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    you say it’s your birthday

    by  • May 10, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Yesterday was Ginger’s birthday. On a normal birthday, the phone would ring throughout the day with friends far and near calling to wish her well, presents to open, and, of course a cake. Each year, we also try to do something we have never done before. One year, we decided – halfheartedly – we...

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    what i learned in greece

    by  • April 30, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Friday was our final full day in Athens and we had nothing planned. It was a great day. One of our favorite things to do in a foreign city is to just hang out and that is what we did. After breakfast on Greek time (about 9:30), we walked up the street to a...

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    can’t get there from here

    by  • April 29, 2006 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I’ve been tryıng sınce yesterday evenıng to post about our last day ın Athens. The wıreless networks have conspıred agaınst me. We’re ın Istanbul and havıng fun. More tomorrow. Peace,Mılton

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    the things we’ve handed down

    by  • April 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    For the first time all week, we didn’t have to catch an early morning bus; our trip to Corinth didn’t begin until 12:30, which, in Greece, does not mean after lunch – the meal times run a bit later. We left the hotel and drove along the Aegean coastline to the bottom of the...

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    then sings my soul

    by  • April 27, 2006 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We took a step away from Paul’s travels to make a sojourn to Delphi yesterday, but first, we went to Kalambaka to an iconographer’s workshop. Every souvenir stand has copies of icons, but Betty encouraged us to wait until we got to the studio to buy any of them. I’m glad we took her...

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    a walk in the clouds

    by  • April 26, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Yesterday, we packed up and left Thessaloniki and drove to Veroia, which is the modern version of the ancient city of Berea where Paul visited. There was a small outdoor mosaic altar where we had our morning devotional and then we all took off for the local cafes to find the bathrooms, or WCs...

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    what history looks like

    by  • April 25, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Just three days in, our mornings are beginning to take on a regular routine: up at 6:30, breakfast at 7:00, on the bus at 8:00. Most of our group was moving slowly yesterday, but we still pulled away from the hotel by about 8:10. We wound our way out of Thessaloniki and on to...

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