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Witness Talk at St. Simon’s Church, Temagami, ON, Nov 2017

Posted On: November 12, 2017

A three-inch overnight snowfall covered North Bay this morning. Our 65-mile drive north to Temagami took us through a very scenic northern boreal forest landscape of snow-draped evergreens. The fifteen worshipers filled the tiny sanctuary of St. Simon’s Anglican Church where Tom’s wife, Rev. Beth Hewson, is the priest. Here is what Tom said in his “witness talk:”   Growing…

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Witness Talk at St. John the Divine, North Bay, ON, Nov 26, 2017

Posted On: November 3, 2017

Witness Talk in North Bay, Ontario   Tom Zink will present a “witness talk” about his memoir, Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace, at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in North Bay, Ontario, on Sunday morning, November 26, 2017. Tom’s talk is a brief tour of the narrative of his book. He relates the steps in his journey…

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Local Authors’ Night & Book Fair, South River, Nov 18

Posted On: November 3, 2017

Local Authors’ Night and Book Fair   Tom will be one of a half dozen local authors at the Local Authors’ Night & Book Fair on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017. This special event takes place at the Highlander Brewing Company, 309B Highway 124 in South River from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The authors–Peggy Smith, Dr. Chuck Lockton, Steve Pitt,…

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Witness Talk at St. Simon’s, Temagami, ON, Nov 12, 2017

Posted On: October 31, 2017

Witness Talk in Temagami, Ontario   Tom Zink will present a “witness talk” about his memoir, Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace, at St. Simon’s Anglican Church in Temagami, Ontario, on Sunday morning, November 12, 2017. Tom’s talk is a brief tour of the narrative of his book. He relates the steps in his journey of healing after the…

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The Journey – Days Twenty through Twenty-two

Posted On: October 24, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM to Chicago, IL   The “Hafa adai – Half a Century” reunion with RPCVs and spouses wound up Saturday on the high note of the chair lift ride to above 11,000 feet on Aspen Mountain. The next day, Sunday, I began to make my way home: the American Airlines flight to Chicago was…

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The Journey – Day Nineteen

Posted On: October 23, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017   The Secret of the Book Cover   Julius Apus, Wayne Hill’s partner, took the photo that graces the cover of my book. Last February, Julius took a sunrise walk through their neighborhood when he captured this scene.   On my last two nights in Santa Fe, I stayed in Wayne and Julius’s spare bedroom. So…

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“A Day in Micronesia,” a song by Tom Zink

Posted On: October 22, 2017

    “A Day in Micronesia” Note: A lava-lava is a traditional, full-length wraparound skirt, woven from hibiscus or pandanus fibers, more common in the atolls in the Caroline Islands than in the Mariana Islands.    

The Journey – Day Eighteen

Posted On: October 22, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017   Beth returns to North Bay, Ontario   Beth and I spent Thursday night in Albuquerque so she could catch her early flight Friday morning to Chicago and thence to Toronto. This was the first day of the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, so the drive north from Toronto to North Bay took longer than the usual…

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The Journey – Day Seventeen

Posted On: October 21, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Bandelier National Monument   The caravan of RPCV reunion vehicles headed west of Santa Fe on Thursday morning to Bandelier National Monument. In the time we had available, there were two choices for hiking into Frijoles Canyon. The Main Loop Trail led through archeological sites. An alternate trail led to Alcove House, located 140 feet…

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The Journey – Day Sixteen

Posted On: October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 3, 2017 – Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM   On Wednesday, we headed for the hills again, forty miles southwest of Santa Fe to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Kasha-Katuwe means “white cliffs” in the traditional Keresan language of the pueblo.       The Canyon Trail leads through a narrow, “slot,” canyon at the bottom of…

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