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”

DAY 4 THE CAMINO WILL PROVIDE

“The Camino will provide” is one of the phrases most often heard especially when someone expresses a worry about something. I have two stories from today about how the Camino provides. Today we walked from Zubiri to Huarte, about 12 miles. We had planned to stop in a little town at about mile #6, butContinue reading “DAY 4 THE CAMINO WILL PROVIDE”

DAY 4 WHO IS ROSINNA DE VERONA

Today I came across a black metal cross with a gold plaque that said End of the Camino Rosinna de Verona I didn’t take a picture because it seemed too sacred. I wonder who was Rosinna and why was she on the Camino. Did she die of some long lingering disease? Did she have aContinue reading “DAY 4 WHO IS ROSINNA DE VERONA”

DAY 1…AND SO IT BEGINS

I don’t know if I’ll make it, But watch how good I fake it. It’s alright, alright, tonight, tonight Hot Chelle Rae, 2011 So none of the 10 plagues happened today and I did make it to our first stop Orisson. It was only 5.5 miles and I don’t have the exact elevation but myContinue reading “DAY 1…AND SO IT BEGINS”

AVOIR COURAGE, AVOIR COEUR

There are two sayings in French…ok, definitely a lot more than just two sayings, but I’m just contemplating these two… Avoir courage Avoir coeur Now you might think that the first saying means to be brave and the second to have heart, and you would be incorrect. The French in their linguistic logic have theContinue reading “AVOIR COURAGE, AVOIR COEUR”

THE ALTAR REVISITED

I’ve written previously about an altar that I discovered at the metro park. An Altar Hidden in Plain Sight, and An Altar Update I’ve been captivated by that altar and try to visit it as often as possible when I walk in the park. The closer my trip becomes the more I think about it.Continue reading “THE ALTAR REVISITED”

I CHANGED MY MIND

I am convinced that every woman who has ever been pregnant with her first child has said sometime in her 8th month, “I changed my mind. I’m not going to do this.” But of course by then it’s too late. That baby is on her way and there’s no getting out of getting her out.Continue reading “I CHANGED MY MIND”

PSALM 139

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I think of that verse every day when I get up. Before my coffee and a little makeup it’s on the fearful side, but after those I can at least move toward something akin to wonderful. This post falls under the category of “whatContinue reading “PSALM 139”

ROCKIN’ ON THE CAMINO

Today we are rock hunting in Zanesville. There’s a farm there that sits on a huge deposit of flint. We thought that for our rocks to take on the Camino it would be good to bring something special from Ohio. There is a tradition that pilgrims bring a rock with them on the Camino. OriginallyContinue reading “ROCKIN’ ON THE CAMINO”

BEADS! THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR JEWELRY

The desert fathers and mothers often used beads to help them focus in their prayer times. This is true across religions. Islam, Catholicism, Buddhism, Greek Orthodox, and more all use prayer beads. I bought myself a rosary (and I’m not catholic) made of olive wood 15 years ago while visiting Norte Dame de Paris withContinue reading “BEADS! THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR JEWELRY”