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A writer of mystery, romance and all points in between.
A writer of mystery, romance and all points in between.

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Our last day. And our trip home.
Our trip is complete
Our trip is complete
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Our trip is complete
At supper, I spy again the young waiter who looks like my son, but this time, corral him over to our table to show those who know my son. We all agree that he looks like him. My friend takes a photo, but the young waiter doesn't speak English, so who knows ...
Our trip is complete
Our trip is complete
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Even before the Garden Tomb, It Is Well With My Soul
Later, we go
to The Jerusalem Prayer Center, which is now housed in Horatio Spafford’s
daughter’s house. There we spend some time singing and visiting the prayer room before going to the Garden Tomb. This is just a statue we passed. I like it. Can you guess...
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A bagel, a nose and a disturbing thought for Christians
On our way
to the Upper Room which is in a large, unassuming building for Jerusalem, we
pass a statue of King David and notice its broken nose. Some Orthodox
Jews took offense to someone making an image that could be worshiped. The
men responsible are satis...
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From the peace of a garden to Iranian Drones
Our next
stop is the upper Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus went only that far that night he was betrayed, as the Sabbath law required him to go no
further. I wonder why he chose to break the law about working (healing) on the Sabbath,
but not the one about walk...
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Deep Underground
Our first
stop is Solomon’s Quarries, inside the belly of Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount and site of the Old City)
and used from the 10th century BC to the 4th century AD. We’re told it’s the
largest man made cave, discovered again when a man followed his d...
Deep Underground
Deep Underground
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Stop Being So Canadian!
We're back in the Old City, walking to the food court of the Old City. Some stayed at a café for
lunch, but I had passed some interesting prints, and I want to return to them. It's an absolute maze here, but we find the shop and
purchase, after ‘successfull...
Stop Being So Canadian!
Stop Being So Canadian!
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Going to a museum with an archeologist is like...
We head over
to the nearby archeological museum, hurrying down a long hallway, passing a Rodin
sculpture, and a grouping of Philistine sarcophagi, large ones with obvious Egyptian
influence.  Pierre de Wiessant ,by Rodin   Palestinian coffins In contrast to...
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Deep under the Old City
Today's post is long, but packed with interesting facts. It’s Friday,
and we enter through the Damascus Gate, then walk through the Muslim Quarter. It’s the day for sweets and desserts, but Yossi warns us that they may
not be safe for us to eat. People here...
Deep under the Old City
Deep under the Old City
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From the Manger to the Mafia
From there,
we walk back to the bus station, the smell of diesel fumes thick, bringing back
a memory of Toronto’s bus terminal in the 70s. On the way, our young guide, a
Greek Orthodox man of Palestinian origin, tells us of where Jesus is mentioned
in the K...
From the Manger to the Mafia
From the Manger to the Mafia
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