Saturday, September 22, 2018
The relics of Saint Pio are touring the United States to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing on 23 September 1968.
Fifty years before that, on 22 September 1918, Padre Pio began to suffer stigmata.
Th relic above is one of the blood-soaked woolen gloves Pio wore, and behind it, his mantle.
Saint Pio Comes to America - Saint Pio Foundation
Friday, September 21, 2018
|112 Mercer Street|
Albert Einstein lived here from 1935 until his death in 1955.
All those stories about Einstein walking around the neighborhood in his pajamas... this was where.
He didn't even notice what he was wearing, or care. Or notice what anyone else was wearing, or care. That's because he was self-actualized.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
|The General Sutter Inn|
A six-hour roll through West Virginia and Pennsylvania to the charming town of Lititz in Lancaster County, at the heart of Amish country.
|The Moravian Church|
Autumn, officially just a few days away, is already present.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
|Also haunted (like all else in Marietta).|
|Lacey: server supremo and spiritual dynamo|
The meals here were acceptable, and made all the better by an excellent server.
But at all cost avoid the Lafayette Hotel's River View Cafe: The slice of pork in their "Cubanos" sandwich was quite likely a leather innersole shoe liner sautéed in lard, and has, tragically, stuck with my intestines for three days
Marietta's sacred Mound Cemetery is especially delightful (and more lively) at night.
That's because night is when the orbs come out to play!
A little trick to know about orb-watching.
You have to roam the graveyard and snap a lot of pics before you can expect orbs to show themselves.
They get curious or they need to see you're serious before they'll honor you with their presence.
Pretty soon, word whips round the orb community and you are inundated with them.
(You are their spectacle.)
And with such fine company, it is time to tackle the Conus Pyramid by dark...
...under the watchful gaze of this particular orb, the first to greet me, and the last to say goodbye.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The liveliest place in town.
More Revolutionary War officers lay buried in Mound Cemetery than any other graveyard.
Atop the Conus Pyramid, man-made (literally) by an ancient Native-American tribe called Adena, which existed between 1000 and 200 BC and who were extraordinarily tall (more than eight feet in height).
The remains of the Adena's ruling families and spiritual leaders lay buried here, a sacred site
surrounded at its base by a ceremonial circle.
About two thousand years after the Adena disappeared, Marietta's settlers began using the surrounding area to inter Revolutionary War veterans.
Apparitions are said to appear on top of the Conus Mound.