Tag archive for A Million Steps

Good Juju

Kindness for the sole sake of kindness was a common trait shared by pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.  Strangers go out of their way to make the lives of others better and expect nothing in return.  One day, I was writing in my journal…

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Why Wait?

When taking the first of A Million Steps on the Camino, arrival in Santiago does not even cross the mind.  Without notice, two or three weeks pass and half a million steps are history.  A child rarely contemplates mortality for the same reason.  The days…

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Living or Just Breathing?

On May 26, my stepdad turned 85.  He never exercises, lights 40 Marlboro’s every day, and knocks down a dozen Cutty Sarks each night.  He is alive, but is that a life?  On the same day, I was about 345,000 steps into my journey and…

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So Many Chances

On the 21st of May, I was walking through Najera and stopped for lunch at the same place I ate on my last Camino. There was one other pilgrim dining in this quiet cafe. I enjoyed the food and reminisced about my previous time at…

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Tres Amigos

The fifth day ended and I was devouring ice cream in front of the albergue.  I heard a man loudly talking on his cell phone. He said, “I have three bunks reserved.  Two on the bottom and one on the top,  I will take the…

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Disconnect

Unplugged is a live album recorded in 1992 by Eric Clapton. At the time, the title seemed odd to me. I had to listen to the music several times to get the true meaning from this incredible artist. He disconnected from his traditional guitar to…

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Tower of Gratitude

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, puddles of gratitude seeped into my soul from the most unlikely pools. These satiated feelings were stirred by getting a bottom bunk in the hostel or helping a stranger with a blister. Always the simplest…

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Marvelous Mallika Chopra

Just over a year ago, Edie Weinstein interviewed me for her radio program. She is a kind soul and we had an instantaneous bond that carries forward through today. The cosmic forces collided to provide an opportunity for us to meet in the biggest of…

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Big Apple……Gigantic Bite

A friend recently gave me a priceless gift by allowing me to move into his New York apartment while he is on long world journey.  I am writing this post from Manhattan and have about 30 more days do devour this area as another Camino…

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Mom

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, I met a family that left quite an impression on me. Joseph and Tobi were walking the path with their two children, Mateo, seven, and Pasqual, two. The love that flowed within this family was unbelievable….

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