Obama and Trump Have One Common Effect

Eight years ago, when President Obama was elected to office there was a lot of cheering and angst. A portion of our population was extremely stressed out about their future. It didn’t agree with their personal political philosophy. It is … Continue reading

It’s Too Hard

I blogged yesterday about letting things (stresses) go – not holding on to a grudge, hatred, bitterness or some other type of resentment that was caused by another person or event. I will tell you from a first-hand perspective that … Continue reading

How Long Do You Hang On

My recent hike of the Camino de Santiago was my “Let It Go” tour. I started with this thought in mind before I arrived. I knew there would be a lot of unknowns facing us for the next four or … Continue reading

What Guides You to Your Destination?

On the Camino de Santiago there are yellow arrows/markers pointing out the correct path to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. It is relatively easy to stay on course. However, there are locations that the signs are easily overlooked; or, in some cases, not … Continue reading

Finally Became a Pilgrim

One Day 1, Marilyn and I never saw another pilgrim (hiker on the Camino de Santiago). We had chosen the lower route into Roncesvalles on Day 1.  The search for two missing United Kingdom hikers the month before on the … Continue reading

Would I Do It Again?

When I returned I expected lots of questions about the Camino de Santiago. People want to know why we did it, how hard it was, etc. One question that comes up more frequently that I expected was – Would you … Continue reading

It Started Out Well, But (Part 3)

We had been walking in the forest for the last several hours.  Every step was agonizing.  Our feet hurt, especially our ankles. I left Marilyn at a rest area along the highway and started walking to Roncesvalles.  After a hundred … Continue reading

It All Started Out Well, But (Part 2)

Just when we thought the Camino Frances was pretty easy, reality hit – hard! I didn’t know our progress at that point in time, but we seemed to be making about four kilometers an hour until we hit the mountain … Continue reading

It Started Out Well, But… (Part 1)

We left the United States on a military charter and landed in Rota, Spain seven hours later. After getting out passports stamped at the local police station in town, we took a taxi to the bus station and a bus … Continue reading

When Was The Last Time You…

When was the last time you did something you have never done before in your life? Bungee jumping, zip-line, walking on hot coals, parachuting, white-water rafting, riding along in a police car, starting a fire without matches – you get … Continue reading