Category Archives: Churches

Horrifying Or Heavenly?

How does a seven-year-old express reverence, devotion and respect for her Church on the day of her First Holy Communion? In my case, by wearing the same white organdy dress my mother had worn as a first communicant 30 years … Continue reading

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Find Peace, Encouragement…And Kindness Rocks…At A Unique Michigan Spot

Northern Michigan is known for its outstanding natural features: rolling hills, abundant forests, inland lakes, numerous rivers and dune formations. But the “fingers” part of the Michigan mitten is also home to the world’s second tallest crucifix. You’ll find it … Continue reading

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Spend Some Quiet Time With The Lord At Christmas Corner

Christmas comes early for me.  In fact, it arrives on the first Sunday of Advent. That’s the day when the tables by all of the entrances to my church are filled with special things to help parishioners prepare for Christmas. … Continue reading

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If You Want To See A Beautiful Building, Stop In At Robert J. Kraus’s Hamlet Street Church

Ask me about Walter Gropius, and I’ll gush about the glass curtain walls and floating balconies that he fashioned for the Bauhaus building in Dessau, Germany. Mention Frank Lloyd Wright, and I’ll rattle on about the magnificent wisteria-mosaic fireplace that … Continue reading

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What Monk Knew How To Use Words And Images To Sell His Brand?

For months, I’ve been anticipating the arrival of two tantalizing exhibitions at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation was one of them. My travels through Germany have taken me on a … Continue reading

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See An Atlantic Puffin And The Amalfi Coast Without Leaving Central Ohio

My mobile cuisine experiences may be limited to a Charlie Brown moment involving beignets and a longstanding intention to track down Alice’s Aebelskabels and try the traditional Danish pancake known as aebelskiver, but this strategist is well-versed in the continuing … Continue reading

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The “Land of the Great Turtle” Was A Special Place For Native Americans, Jesuits, Soldiers And Fur Traders

One turtle, two Jesuits, a host of British soldiers and an ambitious man in the business of fur contributed to Mackinac Island’s early history. Long ago, Native Americans paddled their birchbark canoes to the Straits of Mackinac during summertime searches … Continue reading

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