THE RECLINER CAMINO PART 3

Everybody would love a few minutes of relaxation in a recliner in front of a tv. Nobody wants to spend 8 weeks in a recliner bingeing on Hoarders and Gordon Ramsay. This is a story that reminds me that my situation is not the worst and sitting in a recliner for 8 weeks is notContinue reading “THE RECLINER CAMINO PART 3”

THE RECLINER CAMINO PART 1

I have been thinking about friends I met on the Camino and remembering how many of them sustained injuries. Ankles, knees, backs, all have fallen prey to falls, over use, improper footwear, and more. I think about this because I tripped on a sidewalk and fractured my right knee and my left wrist. my husbandContinue reading “THE RECLINER CAMINO PART 1”

A SOLUTION FOR COVID*

For more than two years the world has been battling the Covid epidemic. It seems like we’ve been chanting a mantra (or several mantras) that go(es) something like this… In two weeks this will be over. All we have to do is flatten the curve. There can’t possibly be another variant. When can I travelContinue reading “A SOLUTION FOR COVID*”

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Today I saw a man pose his little dog in front of a statue in the square. I will say he was a well behaved dog and even looked at his owner and barked for him on cue. If you spend all morning looking for someplace that sells postcards within 30 minutes of buying someContinue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS”

WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE CAMINO

Sahagun, September 16, 2021 That’s a pretty whimsical title compared to how I’m feeling today. Sahagun is the geographic halfway point on the camino de Santiago. I’m under the 400 km mark and the road is pretty flat. I should be taking the camino by storm by now. And yet I don’t think I am.Continue reading “WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE CAMINO”

I AM A NOVELTY

Calzadilla de la Cuaza, September 12, 2001 It has occurred to me that being a woman walking alone on the camino can be a lonely endeavor. Because I’ve had a few days off and lost the people I was walking with at the beginning I find that many walkers have “paired up” with another personContinue reading “I AM A NOVELTY”