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Returning Home

For some time, I supposed that once the Camino experience was finished and I had returned home, I would have all manner of wisdom and insight to share in this blog.  What I have discovered is that I’m nearly speechless … Continue reading

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A song along the Camino

Today we were walking from Santo Domingo de Calzada, headed west–always west, always it seems uphill.  After about 4 hours we came to a wonderful casa rural that had a bar/cafe.  We went in for lunch and–as we sat down, a … Continue reading

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On the road, end of week 1

Today we left Pamplona and crossed over the alto de perdon (and the really wonderful iron cut-out sculptures of pilgrims.  A long climb up, and a long descent.  We have both decided we like the climbing better than the descents.  … Continue reading

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We are never ready

Looking back, I see that I wrote the first blog about this pilgrimage one year ago next Monday.  By happenstance, we land in Paris on the anniversary date.  When I wrote that first post, this moment seemed to be far … Continue reading

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What would you carry for 500 miles?

Two weeks from today we will be in Bayonne, continuing on to St. Jean Pied-de-Port to begin our pilgrimage across Spain.  When we started talking and training for this journey a year ago, it seemed so far in the future. … Continue reading

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What you can’t see in the middle….

Over the past several days I have tried to write something about our upcoming pilgrimage along The Way of St. James.  The result has been some frustration about what to write.  Slowly the realization dawns that I am already in … Continue reading

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Yeah, I noticed that….

The old preacher stood in front of the assembly, extolling the virtues of a more simple way of life. He asked, “Have you ever noticed that there is never a U-Haul trailer hooked behind a hearse?” Yeah, I noticed that… … Continue reading

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Sixty Days

Sesenta dias.  No matter what language is used, the number sixty sends chills through my body.  We have been planning and training for this pilgrim’s journey for a year now. Today, only sixty days remain until we leave home for Europe. … Continue reading

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Of things visible and invisible

A long trip last summer became another pilgrimage for me, in a way I could not have anticipated.  We helped our younger daughter and her husband move to Duluth, where Adam had landed a teaching position with the U of … Continue reading

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What did you bring back from your trip?

The most frequent response to my telling someone that I am going to walk a 500-mile pilgrimage (other than the raised eyebrows) is, “Why would you want to do that?”  Follow-on questions are about food, weight to carry, places to … Continue reading

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