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About bstrangetx

Born and raised in Ely, Nevada. Attended Gonzaga University ('66).Particpated in Gonzaga-in-Florence (64-65 AY). Served in US Army; retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Former adjunct instructor @ University of the Incarnate Word (16 years). Worked for San Antonio Water System and Maritz, Inc. Past pilgrim on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela (Apr/May 2013) Currently seeking objectivity and non-dual thinking.

Time for Real American Revolution

Perhaps we got off on the wrong foot by calling our war against King George III and England the Revolutionary War.  A revolutionary war implies that the opponents of the government in power are aiming to change that government.  American … Continue reading

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Two million reasons America should tell Trump, “You’re Fired.”

In 1991-2, while stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, I volunteered to visit with prisoners at the military prison. I met a former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who had lost his commission and was serving 15 years for having committed adultery … Continue reading

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Elections and Veterans’ Day

After I was commissioned in the Army as an infantry officer in 1969, my first assignment was to serve as a tactical training officer at the Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, GA. Each week, over 270 soldiers would start the … Continue reading

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Of guns,tangled webs and the politics of fear.

At one point in my life, I owned three rifles, a shotgun and a pistol.  Not once did I concern myself about my second amendment right to bear arms. I simply used them for what they were, tools.  The .22 … Continue reading

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Reunions along the traveled way…

John O’Donohue, in Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong,  said that, “Ideally, a human life should be a constant pilgrimage of discovery.  The most exciting discoveries happen at the frontiers.  When you come to know something new, you … Continue reading

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The universe rearranges itself to match your vision of reality.

In my last post–a long time ago–I wrote that my progress on El Camino de Santiago was delayed in the little village of Rabanal because of food poisoning I picked up in an albergue near Astorga.  That experience led to … Continue reading

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This is good!

     There once was an African king whose best friend had the habit of saying, “This is good,” about every occurrence in life, no matter what it was. One day the king and his friend were out hunting. The king’s … Continue reading

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Let it go

Let It Go   Push away,             Push away Drop everything now. Whatever you have             is enough for the journey                         and too much for your soul. Leave behind everything             you thought was home. Home is a place … Continue reading

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One people, many paths, one destination

In my summary blog of the things I learned while walking the Way of St. James (June 17, 2013), the second insight was, “One people; many paths; one destination.”  This insight was able to come to light in me, I … Continue reading

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Appreciate those who walk with you.

In the last blog I listed some of the insights I gained from walking the Camino of St. James.  The first one was “appreciate those who walk with you.”  As we traveled along the Camino, we encountered hundreds of other … Continue reading

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