Chain Reactions

Karen, a fellow Camino pilgrim, came into my orbit about five years ago in a divine manner.  She lives in the Wood River Valley so I only see her once per year.  On the lucky years it is twice.  The coffee talks always last at…

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Branching Out

I am a fan of Facebook and have gratitude for the ability to communicate with people throughout the world and stay in touch with the many people I meet during my travels.  I like any platform that allows people to connect and form relationships.  It…

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X S

I am 54 years old and have been lucky to visit Ketchum, Idaho at some point during each one of those years.  This is some of the most beautiful country in the world nestled between several amazing mountain ranges.  This state has 30 mountain peaks…

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Truly Celebrating a Life

Last Thursday at 2:00 PM, I arrived at Jumpin’ Janet’s Bar where Janet choreographed a beautiful send off for her beloved mother.  The parking lot was packed and every side street was lined with cars.  I walked into the crowded bar only knowing Janet.  I…

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Jeanie

For the past 27 years, every other Tuesday around 7:45 AM, I hear my garage door open and my dear friend Jeanie arrives to clean my house.  Her daughter used to do housekeeping for my father so these two ladies have been in my life…

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Transitions

Last week, a friend of mine said, “I hope you enjoyed Costa Rica.  Was it bittersweet to leave?” I replied, “All sweet, no bitter.” She said, “Kurt, I think you have taken a bit too much tea.  How can you not have regrets about leaving?”…

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Future Tripping

As a solo traveler, many of my friends often ask me, “What are you going to do when you get there?” Another common question is, “Are you excited for your trip?” Most of my trips are for at least a month, so these are logical…

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You Choose

During my yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, our guru would often talk about finding stillness in the body and how that creates tranquility.  He said, “Life is so chaotic and most things are beyond our control.  During practice, you are able to control the movement…

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Footprints

My time in Costa Rica is rapidly coming to an end.  I keep taking long trips and they keep ending!  When I stay at home, my day-to-day routines create an illusion that life is stable and saturated with a false sense of permanence.  I change…

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Twisted Thoughts

A big part of any yoga practice involves twists.  If yoga is not in your life, then this is very easy to explain.  Imagine sitting upright in a chair with your feet facing forward and firmly planted on the ground.  Without moving your hips or…

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