Planing a Vacation North

Living in Minneapolis no one ever thinks of taking a trip north in mid winter. We all congratulate ourselves on being able to drive our vehicles through 4 inches of snow and consider ourselves hardy compared to citizens to our south.

After a few seasons of this one tends to become complacent. Oh sure there are those individuals who snowfall after snowfall still don’t know where to park and are having to make repeated trips to the impound lot, but in a Darwinian sense those people will always make some predator a nice meal.

For the rest of us when a Minnesota winter no longer is a challenge there has to someplace to go and there is.

That’s why I’m planning a vacation to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada in late January. While not quite in the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife offers adventure as well as amenities.
Here are some snapshots.

That last picture is one of the apartments available in Yellowknife. Space is tight so you'd probably have to share it with those two gentlemen.


Christmas Day Road Trip

Christmas Day Road Trip
Originally uploaded by Kurt Peters


Virtual Saints

I’ve been reading the G. K. Chesterton book about St. Thomas Aquinas. This has me thinking about the life of saints in general. I’m no expert but it seems the more modern the saint the more heavy lifting has been required. Taking care of the poor is hard work.

What about the people who spend more time in a virtual world than they do in the actual world. I’m wonder if that counts for anything in celestial terms. Personally I think it does, I think everything counts.

It makes me wonder how long it will be before the Catholic church grants sainthood to someone for their online behavior.