I won’t be around to post much today.
I have an appointment for an upcoming story about Christian Science. More to come on that in the next couple of weeks.
Then I’m heading to Monroe College’s New Rochelle campus to see culinary students learn how to make kosher salad dressing. Really, I am. This feature should make tomorrow’s Journal News/LoHud.
Also, my article about the Maryknoll priest who spent the past several years caring for AIDS patients at a Buddhist temple in Thailand — which I blogged about last week — should hit the paper and website in the next couple of days.
That is Father Michael Bassano, a truly amazing guy. He grew up in Binghamton and was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Syracuse. Then he heard a voice calling him to Maryknoll — literally — and started on a new journey as a missionary priest working with the poor, first in Chile and then in Thailand.
Bassano has become something of a celebrity in France, thanks to a photo exhibit there.
Now he’s on his way to Tanzania for his next 10-year assignment.