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The Way of St. James and the Cruz de Ferro

Lord, may this stone, a symbol of my efforts on the pilgrimage that I lay at the foot of the cross of the savior, one day weigh the balance in favor of my good deeds when the deeds of my life are judged. –The prayer of the Cruz de Ferro   The Cruz de Ferro . . . the Iron Cross For pilgrims on … Read More The Way of St. James and the Cruz de Ferro

Apostle Bartholomew, the Armenian Church, and My Humble Book’s Logo

The Cross of St. Bartholomew Several people have asked me about the small Christian cross-like logo on the back cover of my latest two books. Well, like everything else in my life, there is an fascinating story as to how this all came about. For lack of a better name, I call it the Cross of St. Bartholomew, and I picked the design out … Read More Apostle Bartholomew, the Armenian Church, and My Humble Book’s Logo

A Pilgrimage To the Grave OF Sir Ernest Shackleton

  “I hold that a man should strive to the uttermost to achieve his life’s set prize.” -Robert Browning On the outskirts of the now-abandoned King Edward Cove whaling station, lies the Grytviken cemetery. This lonely little piece of South Georgia Island real estate is the final resting place of 64 souls; mostly Norwegian whalers and sealers, plus an Argentine soldier killed during the Falkland … Read More A Pilgrimage To the Grave OF Sir Ernest Shackleton

The Story of Spain’s Boob-shaped Cheese

There is a walking trail across northern Spain called The Camino de Santiago. (The Camino was recently made famous in a movie starring Martin Sheen titled, The Way). For over a thousand years, pilgrims have walked this holy path in order to gain Grace by visiting the grave of the Apostle James located in the city of Santiago. Several years ago as we were nearing the end of … Read More The Story of Spain’s Boob-shaped Cheese

The Battlefield at Gettysburg: A “Tail” of Two Horses

On a bright, sunny, January day, we made a short pilgrimage to the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle site will be celebrating its 150th anniversary of the fight this July. I have always had a bit of an interest in the Civil War battlefield, especially the lunacy of the famous Pickett’s Charge. Wow! You talk about hallowed ground! All of the words that are used to … Read More The Battlefield at Gettysburg: A “Tail” of Two Horses

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Mountain Gorillas

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southern Uganda is one of only two sanctuaries left on the planet for these magnificent creatures. The other is about 40 miles away on the Rwanda/Democratic Republic of the Congo.   The Ugandan soldiers were with us all the time to protect us NOT from the gorillas or cobras or lions, but rather from rebels slipping over the border from nearby … Read More Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Mountain Gorillas

Soaring with the Devil Rays Off the Coast of Costa Rica

Soaring with the Devil Rays Off the Coast of Costa Rica “The air up there in the clouds is pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s the very air the angels breathe!” –Mark Twain On a recent scuba diving jaunt down to the southwest region of Costa Rica, we were graced by a rare sight: Devil ray mantas in the act of … Read More Soaring with the Devil Rays Off the Coast of Costa Rica

The Tree of Life

As far as I’m concerned, there are three mystical places in the world. The desert outside Santa Fe, the tree of life in the Arab emirates of Bahrain, and the restaurant at Sunset and Crescent. –Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin): L.A. Story. Just off the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula sits the tiny island nation of Bahrain. Unique among the other countries of … Read More The Tree of Life

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fauxpologetics

Christianity. It's funny because it's true.

The Other Dr. Oz

The Wizard of Veterinary Medicine

The Vicarious Traveler

Dedicated To Sharing Our Travels Of This Amazing World With Those Who Are Not Able

Veterinarian To The World

Sharing Stories of My Adventures With All Of Our Fellow Creatures From Around the World