Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Destination: Rancho Santa Fe (Honduras)


Back in December 2011, I joined a group of other Notre Dame students on a medical mission trip to Honduras.  Joining a group of medical professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) from Minnesota, we flew down to Tegucigalpa for, well, we weren't exactly sure.  We knew we would be assisting with a high volume of surgeries in the so-called "hospital" on the ranch, but we didn't really know what this would involve either. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Destination: Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee (Israel)


Today, I begin to finally document some of my international travels.  People aren't calling me Worldwide Wes yet but I've been to some fascinating places.  


Fall 2012 took me to Israel as part of a theology class at Notre Dame.  Entitled "The Church After Vatican II," we were traveling to the Middle East to examine how the relations of the Catholic Church had changed in relation to the Jewish faith.  

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fulbright: A Brief Intro

Hello reader,

I will just take a quick moment to explain just exactly what a Fulbright is and what it will involve over the next year. Most of the people I've talked with have heard the name, but not necessarily the details behind the program.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Columbus Zoo (and fireworks too!)



Hello all,  

A quick trip to Columbus to visit brother #2 resulted in a day at the zoo - the Columbus Zoo.  Jack Hanna's old stomping grounds were fantastic, and we spent the entire day roaming around the place.  It was a tad rainy, but this ensured that the crowds wouldn't be much of a problem.  And it cleared in time for the official Dublin, OH fireworks show, right over Dublin Coffman High School.  I liked these better than the Red, White, and Boom fireworks from the day before, most likely because we had a good view.  The soundtrack of the Boom show was still pretty good. Anywho, after the show was done the gang and I grabbed Jeni's ice cream, a local tradition.  I went for the salty caramel and honey pistachio ice cream - phenomenal stuff.  The next day, I ventured to Graeter's for some more frozen treats.  Overall, I think I'm more of a Graeter's fan; their black cherry chip and buckeye blitz (which is apparently sold by some generic name in grocery stores) were incredible.