• Had the good fortune of being given two of the new Library of America collection, What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969-2017. I’ve listed one on ebay at $30.00 off the sticker price.

  • Au revoir Paris.

  • A rainy morning breakfast - croissant, omelette, and espresso - at Café de Flore, one of James Baldwin’s regular spots.

  • You were beautiful Crete. Our favorite.

  • A beautiful day on the west coast of Crete.

  • Paris question:

    My wife and I have a couple of nights coming up in the city. If you could eat at one restaurant for dinner, where would it be?

    (Looking for something classic, not pretentious.)


  • First morning in Crete: A beautiful hike through Sirikari Gorge.

  • Maggie and I have been traveling through Greece to celebrate our 20th anniversary. This biography of the apostle Paul by N. T. Wright has been my book and it’s been a gift to imagine the places Paul visited while traveling through some the same landscapes.

  • Late-night backgammon in the old city of Rhodes.

  • Good morning from Rhodes.

  • Waiting for the ferry to Rhodes.

  • Spotted these good-looking guys hunting bugs in an ancient cypress tree on Tilos this morning.

  • On our last full day on Tilos we were up with the sun for our first hike of the day. A steep and sometimes slippery climb led to some spectacular views.

  • Getting the lay of the land on our first morning on Tilos before hiking to a beach that was deserted aside from a few friendly goats.

  • Exploring the old city of Rhodes.

  • Our spectacular dinner view on the island of Rhodes.

  • Standing in this ”place of judgement” before the Corinthian authorities, the temple to Aphrodite on the mountain behind him and one to Apollo in front of him, I imagine Paul remembering the Lord’s promise: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.” ‭‭(Acts‬ ‭18:9‬)

  • Views from Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill).

  • We’ve got some travel coming up, so I’ll be taking a break from my newsletter for a couple of weeks. But I think there’s some good stuff in the one I sent today.

  • A Cooper’s Hawk hunting in the garden.

  • My newsletter is ending up being a mostly weekly affair.

  • Squeezing every drop from summer days.

  • Taking a second pass at these revisions. Pray saints!

  • Up next by @DrIbram.

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