Beautiful Changes

Spring is booming in my hometown.  The foothills have been carpet bombed with bright yellow balsamroot flowers.  Icy waters are barely contained by the river and creek beds.  Yellow fuzzballs sprint across the water trying to keep up with their elder grey goose parents in…

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Preferred Gear

My dear friend Carlos took a break from his life in McCall, Idaho to spend a few days with me last week.  We have a great friendship and have taught each other many lessons over the past decade.  We are in the midst of some…

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Magic Salsa

I am a very fortunate man and travel on a regular basis to some very exotic places.  I do not take this for granted and practice gratitude on a daily basis!  After circling the globe many times, the treasured memories always involve personal interactions with…

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Time Evaporates

I remember the moment as if it were minutes ago.  I was a freshman in high school and riding in the backseat of a car with one of my best friends.  His older sister and her boyfriend were driving us to the Plaza Twin Movie…

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Blah Blah Blah

Last weekend, I took a road trip with my 82-year old mom to visit Slab City near the Salton Sea in Southern California..  The abandoned World War II marine base is home to a small group of residents that have chosen to live “off the…

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Intuitive Friendship

In 2015, a fellow pilgrim from India sent me an email telling me that Bill Bennett was coming to visit her at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.  He wrote The Way, My Way in 2013.   I bought the book and was quickly engulfed by his hilarious take on the…

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Sharing Yoga

Last November, I began a thirty-six hour travel extravaganza to end up in my beloved city of Rishikesh.  This holy city resides on the banks of The Ganges River and is only forty miles from the headwaters.   The first ten days of the journey were…

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Choppy Waves

Well hello there!  The 14-month “blog hiatus” is over and I plan to resume the weekly Tuesday stories.  Since it has been such a long time, I’ll start by putting the pieces back together. In May of last year, I rented  “Casita Peace” for a…

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El Fin

In the fall of 2012, I embarked on an adventure in Spain to walk 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago.  Like every other journey in my life, I departed without any expectations and tried to let the trip unfold in a natural manner.  I…

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Unplug

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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