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Why Am I here?

Our first days walk on the camino took us to Portomarin, a small, rural village that was rebuilt on the hill above the River Minos in 1949 because the building of a dam had forced the original village site under water.  Only two buildings from the original village were saved … two small cathedrals … the rest of the, what was ancient village is gone.  Upon

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To Go, or Not to Go On a Pilgrimage

2007-08-13 4:02 pm Out of the blue this morning, I invited my son to walk the Camino Pilgrimage in Spain with me and he agreed. I am still marveling over how it happened. I’ve been in this process of deciding to go or not to go for months … three times I decided I was not going — it’s too expensive and difficult on a

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Anniversary Resistance

Every year, Daniel and I take two weekend road trips to someplace within driving distance, in order to revel and relax in each others company; we go once a year, to celebrate our wedding anniversary and then again, we take a small trip during our birthday season (our birthdays are not quite a month apart). We just returned from our anniversary weekend. It was a

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Decision to go or not to go on pilgrimage

Out of the blue this morning, I invited my son to walk the Camino Pilgrimage in Spain with me and he agreed. I am still marveling over how it happened. I’ve been in this process of deciding to go or not to go for months … three times I decided I was not going — “It’s too expensive and difficult on a body still recovering

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