Wandering Clarkson is an intrepid traveller, a friend to those who roam, and a lover of all things Nebraska. An affectionate homage to Robert Harper Clarkson, the first bishop of Nebraska, Wandering Clarkson journeys throughout his Diocese, a pilgrim of this great state and its 53 Episcopal churches. The original Bishop Clarkson was described this way: […]Read more "I’m Wandering Clarkson. Welcome to my blog."
Hello, my friends! It’s been a busy summer, and I have a lot of photos to share. Highlights include: General Convention, where I got to hang out with over a thousand Episcopalians in beautiful Salt Lake City; Camp Canterbury, where I almost won a game of hide-and-go-seek, but was bested by Dean Craig Loya; and of […]Read more "Hello Again."
We’re almost halfway through Lent, friends! By now, your seasonal discipline is probably starting to really sink in and become incorporated into your daily routine. Maybe the loss of what you gave up, or the increase of what you took on, isn’t quite so jarring as it was just a few weeks ago. This is the […]Read more "Creighton & Norfolk"
It’s been a busy little stretch for this wanderer. No excuses, dear readers, and no complaints! But, I haven’t really had the time to sit down and write much lately. Rest assured, I’ll be back at it in no time, but here are some photographic updates to tide you over: Beautiful Trinity Memorial in Crete, where […]Read more "Updates from the Road"
McCook, Nebraska, is a town full of surprises. The first surprise that I discovered when I travelled there on Sunday is that the place is known for its year-round warm weather. Now, don’t get me wrong: I don’t mean that it’s actually warm in McCook all year long, just that it’s warmer than most other places in […]Read more "McCook, Nebraska"
This morning was bright and sunny in Omaha. The snow that fell so heavily last week quickly melted as the temperature rose to almost fifty degrees, and I’m sure that I heard birds singing outside my window just as dawn was breaking. We’ve been given a little reprieve from winter, and I decided to take […]Read more "St. Martin’s, Omaha"
Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the Diocese of Nebraska’s premiere online publication, The Nebraska Episcopalian. I had a lovely conversation with its editor, where I got to reflect a bit on Bishop Clarkson’s legacy, the spiritual significance of Wandering, and what I love about my life on the road. You […]Read more "An Interview with The Nebraska Episcopalian"
It’s been beautiful lately in eastern Nebraska–unseasonably warm, breezy, even spring-like. One of my favorite things to do on days like this is plant myself near a sunny window and settle down with a good book. Obviously, my favorite topic is usually Nebraska, and I’ve done a lot of reading recently! You are probably already […]Read more "Recommended Reading"
I recently took a quick wander along Highway 26, where a blanket of pristine snow covered some of Nebraska’s most iconic landscapes. It was quite a sight to catch Chimney Rock on the horizon as I followed a bend in the road. The monument that I know so well somehow looked totally different against a stark white […]Read more "Chimney Rock"
It’s cold today in Omaha, friends. Cold enough that the schools are closed. Cold enough that (rumor has it) the Canon to the Ordinary’s car wouldn’t start. Cold enough that lots of people are simply staying home with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book if they can help it. The temperature is […]Read more "Downtown Episcopal Outreach"