I took Amtrak to Philadelphia yesterday to visit family and friends this weekend. It feels like Christmas was simultaneously months ago and yesterday. When I got in yesterday, I worked from Center City and attended Mass at noon at the Cathedral Basilica chapel. They were celebrating National Catholic Schools Week.
Afterwards I worked from Starbucks near City Hall, where I finished prepping for an upcoming work meeting. It was the same Starbucks I stopped in the morning of Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia five years ago, and I thought of that as I sat there.