Monthly Archives: November 2013

Welcome Home to Westcliffe

Returning to Colorado after a two-month absence, I felt apprehensive. People were going to ask awkward questions. They would take a hard look at me.  Had I lost weight? Was I looking haggard? Was I going to leave the secular life … Continue reading

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I Have Arrived!

I don’t know that “I have arrived” in any elevated sense of the phrase, but my body is in Santiago de Compostela. We arrived November 6th after a seriously long trek across Northern Spain. The last 16Km was not so … Continue reading

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And a Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall

I have never in my life been so wet. Galicia is living up to its reputation and then some. The rain comes at us sideways. It blows our ponchos up to our waists, and then the rain god chuckles and … Continue reading

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Into Galicia

We have climbed the mountain trails and entered Galicia, famous for the maritime wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic. It has been said that some weeks… it rains five out of seven days. We pilgrims must be blessed: … Continue reading

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