Sunday, July 29, 2007

El Santuario de Chimayo

Our New Mexico trip this spring took us to El Santuario de Chimayo, a small Catholic church northeast of Santa Fe. It is known for the pit inside the church which holds sand which is renowned for its healing capabilities. Visitors aren't allowed to take pictures inside the church, but the site Roadside America has a few shots of the pit and the crutches placed on the wall after people have been healed. And here are some more inside the church photos in this Flicker photo group.

Here is the official site -- Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Friday, July 20, 2007

Radio Lab

Sounds a bit like a cross between Stereolab and Radiohead, but it's actually an hour long NPR program. I just finished listening to season 3 while pulling weeds and now I'm on to seasons 1 and 2. They are incredible. I guess it can be compared to This American Life because they take a theme and do stories based on that theme (so yeah, it's a LOT like TAL), but it focuses on scientific answers/questions about very interesting topics like morality, memory, etc... I have to say each episode makes me want to write. Check it out -- Radio Lab