Author Archives: Katherine Crosier

About Katherine Crosier

In addition to playing the organ I am interested in documenting life's special moments through journaling, scrapbooking, photography and slideshow production. My family just groans.

Visiting Korean organist

Visiting Korean organist… that was the title of an email message I received in early November last year. It was from the Rev. Brian Grieves, an Episcopal priest I had worked with at the Church of the Holy Nativity some … Continue reading

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Blissfully unaware

You may have heard that last Saturday, the state of Hawaii was thrown into a panic when a missile alert threat was sent to mobile phones, with this ominous message: Weeks ago, residents were warned that if a missile came from … Continue reading

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Music for The Crown

I have been home from Mexico for four days now, and sorry to say, I’ve been sick. I don’t know if it was the change in weather, or the fact that several of my family members were sick, but I … Continue reading

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The Three Kings

In an earlier post, I took a photo of a family posing with the Three Kings instead of Santa Claus (because the Three Kings bring gifts), just another example of the Catholic Church’s influence upon life in Mexico. Well, here … Continue reading

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Eating grapes etc.

It was about six minutes to midnight, and fifteen of us stood around the dinner table. Every single person picked up his or her phone (because there was no clock in the dining room!) and waited for the countdown. Outside … Continue reading

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A Mexican baptism and fiesta

I tried to find out why baptisms are such a big deal in Mexico and found out that it is all because of tradition! It is not only the child’s entrance into the faith community but is also an opportunity … Continue reading

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One LONG day in Guanajuato

In yesterday’s one day visit to Guanajuato, here are the numbers: 5. The types of vehicles I rode in: private car, taxi, 15-passenger van, city bus, and private luxury bus. 10. Number of places I visited. This included 5 churches, … Continue reading

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Sushi … in Mexico?

Of all people I am the last person who should write a restaurant review. Oh, it is true that I have eaten the most delicious and diverse food in some of the world’s top restaurants—most notably Wagyu beef in Tokyo, … Continue reading

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Mexican family traditions

I’m spending Christmas and New Year’s in Querétaro, Mexico and many people have asked me, where is Querétaro, anyway?— so I thought I’d show you a map. You can see in the map that it is not far from Mexico City, … Continue reading

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A Mexican Christmas

I left Honolulu about 12:30 pm on Tuesday and was happy to see that I was upgraded to first class. However, I didn’t get to enjoy too much of it, because right out of the gate, we encountered so much … Continue reading

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