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"historical/cultural and just plain interesting/beautiful" sightseeing possibilities.  There are several options besides the trip to Acoma which the group made last time:
Bandelier National Monument  Native American cliff dwelling ruins
Los Alamos  museum, "Birthplace of Atomic Energy" they say instead of birthplace of the atom bomb

If you've seen our website lately, you've probably noticed that there have been few updates in recent months.  It's been fun accumulating over 100 megabytes of articles, photos, movies and sound clips, but we're beginning to run out of ideas!  Your stories and pictures, both old and new, are desperately needed.  Please email them to niks04@aol.com. 

By the way, we're not the only seminary alumni organization out there.  Check out www.exseminarians.com.  It hosts a hilarious collection of interesting tidbits, including an E-confessional, a comic strip called "Life in the Seminary," and jokes.  Their motto: "No separation of church and religion."
This is their mission statement:
Serve as a center for the exchange of information for Catholics and all people of God, to help them deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith and have a little fun while doing so.  Exseminarians.com is here to serve the worldwide Catholic exseminarian community, but we're not above making fun of ourselves.

Santa Fe  cathedral, plaza, Cross of the Martyrs, shops and much more
Chimayo  home of  El Santuario, a holy place of pilgrimage in New Mexico
San Felipe, Santo Domingo, Jemez and Cochiti Pueblos  Native American communities where the friars work
Coronado State  Monument  pre-European contact Native American artSalinas Missions National Monument  17th century Franciscan church ruins
Socorro  The Very Large Array where Jodie Foster sat listening to stars in the movie Contact
I hope this gives you some ideas of things to see in the Land of Enchantment.
Jack Clark Robinson      Los Lunas, NM 
JackClarkOFM@cs.com

Additional details will be in the next newsletter.  If you're planning to fly, you may want to make airline reservations soon to take advantage of currently low prices. 

A couple additional websites worth visiting are www.theonion.com and www.mrboffo.com.  Be forewarned about The Onion: it offers somewhat crude yet humorous insights to current issues.  One example is a recent article entitled "God Clarifies Meaning of 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'" about a notional interview with God in which He angrily states, "This isn't rocket science... listen, I was serious when I said don't kill. Period. Don't do it!"
Mr. Boffo offers lighter amusement in the form of comic strips.  An example is shown below.  Many of the strips are religious in nature, such as views of heaven, hell or biblical times.  There's one in which a giant is lying on the ground, face down, with a couple tiny arms sticking out from under him, and someone comments, "You'd think that a kid who can handle a sling shot like that would be quicker on his feet."