The jet lag is finally abating after 1 1/2 weeks back on the East Coast. Though I'm not in the position to give details, I will be returning to the New England Province in January. While I'll miss the community and med school at Georgetown I will not miss D.C. traffic, especially the Beltway. Granted, Boston has some rather fierce traffic but D.C. was just ranked #1 worst by Texas A&M.
Am going to post some photos and then take a break of several weeks while I decide whether or not to continue the blog or to stop. October is going to be a very busy month with a baptism in Chicago, lectures in several different locations, some continuing medical education so as to reactivate licenses and other little details that need to be covered.
And now some photos.
Longshan Temple in Taipei on New Year's Eve. This was tripod-free. Alas, I did not have the chance to get back there with the tripod after tertianship was over.
Spires at rear of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Beautiful cathedral that does not allow photography inside.
Storage area on fishing boat Port Lincoln, South Australia.
Dragon Fruit in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. This is a spectacular red on the outside. When cut the flesh is a silvery gray with tiny, symmetrical and edible black seeds. It is very tasty and juicy.
Boat in the Mekong Delta.
A "101 Items" store in Viet Nam. Fr. John The's, one of my tertian classmates, cousin owns the store. We stopped on the way back to Ho Chi Minh from the Delta. I can't imagine taking inventory here.
Back in Taiwan at the end of tertianship. These were inexpensive stones for sale at the Jade Market. They were $NT90 each which is about 30 cents. Nice color. This type of frame-filling colorful photo is fun to take.
+Fr. Jack, SJ