In the midst of an immersive day of bioethics history and lectures, here are some scenes from my exploration of the University of Mary campus last night after arriving mid-afternoon. A beautiful clear day gave way to a peaceful evening and sun-down. I lit a candle and prayed at the Grotto, which reminded me of Notre Dame, and someday after I’ve had an experience of it will remind me of Lourdes.

Afterwards I caught the last 20 minutes or so of the Cavs/Warriors in Game 1 of the finals. The Cavs blew it, and the Warriors got a great win despite Lebron’s best-ever 50+ point finals performance.

Sitting there amidst that grass and taking in that simple sunset was one of the best things I’ve done in a long time.