Musings of a Mendicant

Habitus non facit monachum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Musings of a Mendicant
by Jim McIntosh OFM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

My musings.

Here are my thoughts and observations, none too profound!

Redesigned Website

Like the shoemaker's children, my own website often sits languishing, while I work on the web pages for St. Francis Inn, the US Franciscans, and others. Well, no more! I have finally updated my own website, bringing it finally into the modern era with better graphics...

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Back to the Crystal Prison

On Oct 9, 2013, I wrote a blog post about how I was breaking out of Apple’s Crystal Prison by moving from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. Instead of upgrading from an iPhone 4 to 5S, I instead bought a Samsung Note 3.

Well, after struggling with Android for three years, I have now voluntarily returned to the Crystal Prison. Last month, I bought an iPhone 7+.

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Redesigned Website

Like the shoemaker's children, my own website often sits languishing, while I work on the web pages for St. Francis Inn, the US Franciscans, and others. Well, no more! I have finally updated my own website, bringing it finally into the modern era with better graphics...

read more

My social network accounts.

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Linkedin

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Twitter

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Youtube

Youtube

See my videos on Youtube.
Instagram

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Flickr

Flickr

See all my photos at Flickr.

About me.

My photo

I am Jim McIntosh, OFM, a Franciscan friar living and working at a soup kitchen, St. Francis Inn, in Philadelphia, Pa. I am also the national digital media director for the US Franciscans.

Location, Location, Location

I was born in Boston (yes, in Boston, not Newton or Framingham or Dorchester) and have lived in Santa Barbara, Calif., Honolulu, Hawaii; McLean, Va.; Springfield, Va.; Fremont, Calif.; Menlo Park, Calif.; Arlington, Va.; Viena, Va.; and Washington, D.C.

As a friar, I worked for four years in Peru and four years in Bolivia. I have also lived and worked in the Bronx, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; Silver Spring, Md.; Olean, N.Y.; East Rutherford, N.J.; and Boston, Mass.

Motto

What does habitus non facit monachum mean? I wanted something in Latin to make the blog look a little classy. I decided not to go with vasa vana plurimum sonant (empty pots make the most noise) but instead with the habit does not make a monk.

Cover Photo

What about that dramatic photo at the top of this page? It was shot in a park called Pairumani outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was originally a hacienda of Simón I. Patiño, a tin baron and the richest man in the world at that time. Patino installed a hydroelectric generator at a small waterfall, and this provided the first electric power to Cochabamba. The power was used to run trollies during the day and streetlamps at night. Now, a park, Pairumani has some great views of Cochabamba. In 2007, some friends were shooting a music video in Pairumani, and I went with them and took some great pictures and videos.

Link everything else in life, a lot depends on camera angles. Yes, there is a path leading up to what appears to be a door in the side of the mountain. But, in fact, it’s just a short tunnel through to the rest of the park. Here are some other photos I shot at Pairumani.

A shot from a different angle showing that the tunnel isn’t all that long.

The farside of the tunnel.

Looking through the tunnel.

I hope you find something of interest on these pages. Comments are always welcome or drop me a line. Peace.

How to contact me.

E-Mail

Personal: jim@mcintosh.ws
Franciscan: jim@usfranciscans.org

Snail Mail

Juniper Friary
1802 E Hagert St
Philadelphia PA 19125

Phone

Cell or Whatsapp: +1 267-774-4000
Skype: jimcintosh