TD left today / Started packing today
My good buddy Tom Dwyer left today after spending 5 days here in Lawrence with me. Tom was one of my mentors in Japan. He recently came back to the US to retire after working 52 years in Japan. We had a very nice visit together. Tom is extremely kind and fiercely loyal to his friends; I'm glad he is one of mine. Last night we went to a SoHIP concert in Andover. The all-women ensemble played music by 18th century Italian women composers. Maura and Patricia and Arnie were there too. I drove Tom to South Station this morning for a 9:15 train. 5 hours from Boston to 30th Street Station on Philly, then out to Villanova by the SEPTA train. He called me at 4:25 to say he arrived OK.
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This afternoon I started sorting my books. My goal is to find homes for 1/2 of my books and over 1/2 of my clothes. I have already found homes for 75% or so of my musical instruments. Down to one guitar and my ukulele. Oh, the tin whistles! Forgot. I only need the D and the low D. I think I have C, G and Bb. Any takers?
Friar of the Order of Saint Augustine (Augustinians). I joined the Order in 1967. Served in Japan from 1977 until 1995. From 1996 until 2008 I worked in telecom and IT, usually in software development project management. Then in May 2008 I returned to the Order. Was pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish (Staten Island, NY) from August of 2010 until June of 2016. Then Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Bryn Mawr, PA until June of 2021. Currently serving as assistant pastor at St. Mary's in Waterford, NY and St. Augustine's in Troy, NY. You may find random thoughts, photos, poems, essays, etc. from me here from time to time.