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‘International Appalachian Trail’ — It Truly Is International.

by Anura Guruge


I am so embarrassed that I had never heard of the ‘INTERNATIONAL Appalachian Trail’ thought it has been around for over 30-years. What makes it worse is that during that time I have hiked small sections of the AT & living in New Hampshire I am very much in AT country.

Yikes, & to make it worse I heard about it on Facebook — albeit in the ‘Maine Hiking‘ group to which I belong. I had to ask them ‘how & why’ AT became ‘International & as ever they were very polite & helpful.

So, I wanted to make sure YOU knew about it.

So, I made further inquiries. Yes, of course, you need a passport to cross the Canadian border — & YES, the border is still closed because of COVID.

Thought you will find this useful & interesting.


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by Anura Guruge

Maine Restaurants/Bars Still Open For St. Patrick’s Day Partying — COVID-19 Be Damned.

by Anura Guruge



OPEN — for now.
I just called (11:30am).

“Warren’s Lobster House”, Kittery, Maine — OPEN.

 


I just checked. I just called.

Occurred to me last night that I had heard NOTHING about restaurant/bar closures in Maine.

Yes, we are closed — and I knew that was coming.

Massachusetts, of course, was one of the firsts to close …

Maine is really just across the border from MA — just a quick 12-minutes drive through NH.

Kittery & York, on the border, has some great places to eat and be merry.

So, let the partying begin.

I might have to go to Maine just to show my support and solidarity.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


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by Anura Guruge

The 16 U.S. Catholic Cardinals MUST DO More To Help The Poor Separated Immigrant Kids.

by Anura Guruge



The Pope has made some statements, but as usual, hasn’t done enough.

Ditto, for the 16 U.S. cardinals.

I would have to think that ALL of those affected by this horrendous ‘zero tolerance‘ policy are Catholic. I see ‘Catholic Charities‘ is one of the key aid organizations trying to help. But, what about the Cardinals.

Yes, as the above shows, they have made a FEW statements. That is NOT enough.

Hoping that one of them, e.g., Dolan, would go on a hunger strike is asking for too much. They do like their earthly comforts.

But, what about going down to the border en masse and demanding to see the kids. The media would love it. They would get a ton of coverage. I am sure that MANY of those working the centers are Catholics and would be too petrified to stand up to a cardinal, let alone a group of them.

So, COME ON. Time for words was LONG GONE.

It is time for ACTION.

Show SOME courage. Show SOME leadership.


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by Anura Guruge