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*”

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that IContinue reading “WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”

ASH WEDNESDAY

January 20, 2022 Ash Wednesday falls on my birthday this year. Usually it falls during Lent. I know because for a long time I gave up chocolate for Lent and my family would buy me the best chocolate cake to celebrate. I would generously give huge pieces out at my birthday dinner and then carefullyContinue reading “ASH WEDNESDAY”

ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS IN BILBAO

What do you think about when you are alone with your thoughts? Do you try to distract yourself with your electronics or do you engage with the musings that seep into your consciousness? For two days I’ve been in Bilbao away from the Camino and all the pilgrims I have met along the way. It’sContinue reading “ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS IN BILBAO”

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

So I was going to wax on about whether I’m starting my camino or just continuing my camino from two years ago or whether my Camino started at birth. Then I thought…who gives a tahoodle about that? I had a difficult time getting out of the US and my time in England with my friendContinue reading “WHAT WAS I THINKING?”

DO YOU REMEMBER…?

Tonight over dinner we talked about the Camino. We played a game I call “Do you remember…? Do you remember the town where we had dinner with Wynn & Roberta? Do you remember the young man who fell and screamed a 4 letter word and how I ran to help him? Do you remember theContinue reading “DO YOU REMEMBER…?”

WHY ARE THEY CALLED PILGRIMS?

This question began its infestation in my brain shortly before Halloween. What I’m about to say is sacrilege but I don’t really like Halloween. I’m uncomfortable wearing costumes and while I love the little kids who come to trick or treat, the older ones…you know who I’m talking about…the teenagers dressed as a hobo orContinue reading “WHY ARE THEY CALLED PILGRIMS?”

STONE STACKING 101

Lately I’ve been reading about how rock stacking or stone stacking is becoming more prevalent and how it is damaging to the environment. I’ve included a link to an article in The New Yorker which appeared in December 2018 on how our national parks are being harmed by this practice. I must confess that IContinue reading “STONE STACKING 101”

SIX DAYS TO SANTIAGO

Ok, it’s really only 5 days to the one year anniversary of my arrival in Santiago de Compostela. I had the idea to write this post yesterday and I liked the title and thought that it fit the topic. OK and I‘m a big fan of alliteration. It’s hard to explain how much the CaminoContinue reading “SIX DAYS TO SANTIAGO”

THERE’S A LITTLE BLACK SPOT ON THE MAP TODAY

There’s a little back spot on the sun today. It’s the same old thing as yesterday. The Police 1983 Now that I’ve let go of my camino this year and mourned it for the last month I am ready to re-enter life as a Pilgrim. Now I can begin to look to the future andContinue reading “THERE’S A LITTLE BLACK SPOT ON THE MAP TODAY”