Camino de Santiago — ye olde tips

So. You want to walk the Camino de Santiago. Enough people have approached me in my personal life about walking this ancient trail through Spain that I eventually made a form email response. "Hello, I'd like to walk the Camino, can you point me in a direction?" Why, yes, I can *forwards email.* But then... Continue Reading →

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On discerning

If you and I were both traveling vagabonds, but purposeful, more like pilgrims, but I was maybe older and more accustomed to traveling, and we met each other one night after dinner, over a fire in the back half-room of a hostel that overlooked a spindly but sincere garden, with dying embers and dying voices... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Report

Remember when it was a few months ago and I learned that the retreat I go on EVERY New Years for the past LITERALLY SEVEN OR EIGHT New Years was cancelled this year? I probably told you this. What I didn't tell you is that it threw me into a leetle bit of a tailspin... Continue Reading →

Poland, mine very own Poland

Poland 4ever. Poland, Poland, Poland, Poland. I wish that my heart was as good and clean and wholesome and beautiful and lovable and pure as the beautiful country of Poland. As my plane was landing, I laughed to myself. Last month, when I gave a talk on joy (wherein I basically just actually talked about... Continue Reading →

I’m home

Reflections: There's stuff in my house. My mind is having a hard time with this. I have a drawer full of shirts. SHIRTS. I can wear any of them, because they're all clean. Gluten-free pizza. Bet your boots I ate one half of that puppy. No regrets. I didn't leave my shower very clean when... Continue Reading →

Ready or not…

...here we come! The pig is at the sitter's. I decorated the intern's desk with Justin Bieber pictures. I've packed my bag. I also, at some point last night, said, "Enough. I've cut enough. It's coming now." Enough lines had been drawn. The inhaler is coming. The shirt is coming. The third pair of socks... Continue Reading →

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