Egad, me on a plane, again…pray for me!

The memory of Rome, and the illness that overtook me halfway across the Atlantic is still fresh in my mind and I’m frankly dreading getting on another airplane, but I’m off to Colorado to meet up with the Big Kahunae who invented Patheos and also to attend the Catholic Media Convention, along with the likes of Deacon Greg Kandra, Kathryn Lopez, Lisa Hendey, Dr. Matthew Bunson, the OSV Gang — the cool people who let me hang out with them, even against their better judgement. I understand Hendey is already there, soaking up the views!

Blogging will continue — I really didn’t have time to even consider a guest blogger. I’m sure I’ll post something every day, but I’ll probably be more likely to tweet stuff (@TheAnchoress). You can follow the Shenanigans on twitter at #CMC13 so check that out.

This afternoon aired a really delightful chat with the formidable Al Kresta of Kresta in the Afternoon (Ave Maria Radio). If you missed it, I’m not really sure when it will be archived, but here’s where you’d find it.

Thanks a lot to the folks at, who invited me to answer a few questions and didn’t make them too difficult. But shield your eyes when the page first opens.!

Also, I am kind of excited tonight and doing the whole Sally Field thing, again, because the great Jennifer Fulwiler likes it! She really likes it!. So…you know…squee. And plotz! Between all that and Simcha Fisher coming aboard, a happy, exciting, if busy day.

God willing, I will get to CO in one piece, and then get home again, as well. Please pray for me.

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  • Christian LeBlanc

    Flying is horrible. This may improve your mood:

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the
    skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the
    tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
    You have
    not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence.
    Hov’ring there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager
    craft through footless halls of air. . . .

    Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
    I’ve topped the
    wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or ever eagle flew

    And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high untrespassed
    sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    — John Gillespie Magee, Jr

  • Kortnee

    Welcome! You’ve come just in time to miss the smoke :-)

  • Elleblue Jones

    I highly recommend using some homeopathic remedies to lessen the stress and symptoms of flying.

  • Manny

    Oh I’ll pray for you but you’ll be fine. Plane travel is a pain but it doesn’t make one ill. That illness on your trip to Rome was coincidental with the flight, not caused by the flight. Of course I’m not a doctor, but i do sleep in holiday Inn Expresses. :-P

  • leelu

    Have a safe, pleasant trip!

  • David

    Now, don’t get dizzy in our high altitude. Have a good visit to our fair state.

  • Norcalo

    An aircraft is such a glorious thing! And to think that the laws of physics permit it! If you sit at a window, just behind the wing, you can watch all the fowler flaps (high lift devices for taking off and landing) and all the control surfaces during flight. Enjoy! That we can have them at all is a gift from the Creator.

  • Victor

    Have a great trip and relax cause your first born is in good hands.
    P.S. My wife will let me read “IT” when she’s done. :)

  • Peggy Bowes

    Love this poem! (High Flight is the title.) I went to the Air Force Academy and was in the Catholic Choir and we regularly sang this in performances. Later, as a pilot, I loved the idea of “touching the face of God.” Nothing quite gives a person an awe of creation as the view from an airplane on a beautiful day. Have a great trip, Anchoress!