Friday…our penultimate day.

First….There is a labyrinth on the campus, tucked away by itself…as it should be.

Walking this one is a 10-minute opportunity to concentrate on special intentions in a busy life.  Friends with challenges was my goal today…you know who you are. I am spreading some love in the world for you.

So, today, the house was confused this morning….some of us made it past midnight to spy the sky for the Perseid Meteor Shower.  Some oohs & aaahs resulted from streaks of light all the way across the heavens.  Magnificent sights from a sky that was clear; despite the forecasters saying, “no way” all week.

Butch went up early to the Amp….Nancy, Louise and I gathered for a rushed and late breakfast.  The Schuberts decided to skip the program and catch up on their shut-eye.

We heard the last of the week’s sermons from Reverend Tom Long…he was good today, too.  His words were reminding us of using our talents to see opportunities for helping people.  The 10:45 speaker was Michael Sandel, who has been such a valuable contributor to Chautauqua for so long that Tom Becker (the President, who I identified incorrectly as Tom Decker in an earlier report) gave him the “Presidential Medal”…it’s valuable since it’s not given very often.  It was Sandel’s job to sum up a week of challenging concepts – some of which have alluded us – on “Pushing our Bodies to their limits”.

Here he is, wandering the stage and saluting Tom.

We quick got some lunch so we could make it to the Muslim Prayer service.  Do you believe where it was located?….in the Hall of Christ.  I’m reading a book named “Islam’s Jesus” in which the author ranks Jesus as the 5th highest ranking prophet in Islam (among more than 35,000 prophets…almost as many as Christians have saints).

John and I get down on the floor with the young man, who is leading the prayer service and go through the motions of Islamic prayer.  I’ll have to dig out some photos later.

Later in the day, we turn in our bikes, walk home and head out to do some shopping/exploring down the road toward Mayville.


We eat our last supper at the Watermark overlooking the Lake and see a rain squall, followed by a fabulous rainbow.  We will have to publish some more photos tomorrow.  John got a photo of a double rainbow, but I can’t find it now.

Olympic coverage is a 2nd place finish for Michael Phelps (unheard of) and another gold for Katy Ledecky.





Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 54 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (1 in college/1 working). We are helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education. Helping to lead Captiva's Chapel by the Sea.


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