I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that I’m taking off next Tuesday for three weeks in Ireland.
Two of them will be spent in a stone hermitage at Glendalough Abbey in the Wicklow Mountains. Because it’s not enough that I live alone and work alone. I need some time by myself to THINK, damn it!
Anyway, of course I’m very excited, and have two friends over there: one Dublin-born and bred, and the other Co. Kerry, who may be able to arrange her schedule to meet me either in Dublin or at Glendalough.
While the Tucson summer is of course baking hot, Ireland by all accounts is perpetually freezing (by my standards) so I have purchased a little rain poncho and will definitely layer and bring a couple of scarves, and all will be well.
On another note, just throwing this out: might there be a photographer in the Portland, Oregon area willing to shoot the work of the incredible Catholic artist Tomasz Misztal? A mutual friend from the East Coast has been trying to update Tomasz’s website and badly needs updated photos. Without going into a long story, suffice it to say this would be a labor of love.
On we go into August.