Hello, everybody! I Just got back yesterday from a getaway in Greenport, Long Island (which explains the recent reblogs and Scoop.it postings w/o any additional comments or reflections from Yours Truly).
During this brief respit, I was able to absorb the beauty of nature and disengage from intellectual pursuits for a while. Well… not entirely.
Beautiful place, the Peconic Bay.
And now, I’m headed down to Georgia, Where I’m From! I’d like to say I’m taking a train, because that’s more poetic, but I’m hitching a ride with a colleague. I’ll be there with my family for 10 days, then I’m headed back North to give some of my students their final comprehensive oral exam in philosophy.
Then, 2 weeks of vacation! Not sure where yet.
There’s a possibility, after vacation, of going on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. It would entail the “Camino de Santiago” which is a multi-day hike from wherever you want to start in Europe to the Basilica of Santiago. This pilgrimage is not a sure thing yet, but Saint James in my namesake so I always felt that I need to make this pilgrimage. Say a prayer that it’ll happen this year.
After that… some of my comrades have invited me to join them on another vacation for a couple of weeks. I plan on taking them up on the offer.
After that, not sure yet. But one thing’s pretty certain: Postings on Biltrix are probably going to be pretty sparse this summer, folks.
The same probably goes for Fr LaBoy and Fr Jason, since they will be on vacation too.
We won’t be completely out of the loop during this time, but we really would not be in the loop either, if I kept posting reblogs in our absence, since that’s not really our stuff.
So… in the spirit of Biltrix, I bid you farewell with this parting video. We’ll be back, though — just not sure when.
That clip actually has lots of hidden significance for my students. Let’s see if they get it.
Hint: … Dolphin …