Saturday, October 07, 2006

It is Better to Light One Candle Than to Curse the Darkness

I learned that from the Christophers. And in that spirit I am admonished by Mike Aquilina's post on The Way of the Fathers blog.

I was asking questions and offering precious little in the way of answers the other day. One of the questions was "What is the best way for us to help [Christians and others who have been held hostage in Islamic lands]?" And Mike has an answer: support CNEWA.

So there you go:
““Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
(Matt 7:7 RSV)

Monday, October 02, 2006

I Left My Heart...

So we're waiting to disembark for a few hours in (you guessed it) San Francisco. We're close enough to the Fisherman's Wharf area that we'll just walk over there.

The two days at sea were fine. The wife (lovingly known as "Momma") played as many games as the schedule would allow. We came close to winnning the "Name That Beatles Tune" contest last night. Rats! I can't believe we missed the clue for Back in the USSR. Anyway, we had a bit of a sing-along after that.

Tonight will be our last night on-board. We pick up a rental car in L.A. tomorrow morning and head North. We should get back home by Thursday night. Too bad we can't make the entire voyage (Auckland, N.Z.).