Archive for My Journal

First Draft Done!

Yesterday was a big day for me. 49,047 words were concocted and connected to become the official first draft of One Million Unique Steps. Along the way, I have sent the “work in process” to many friends and family. Their positive and negative feedback has…

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Media and Paparazzi

One of my dear friends that happens to be my neighbor began a personal crusade to attract some attention to my story. Unbeknownst to me, he made some contact with the Idaho Statesman, Idaho’s premier paper, to see if there was interest in writing about…

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Speaking to Healthwise!

Woah! Speaking to the Boise State Emeritus Guild has opened many more doors for additional opportunities to speak. My next speech is a private engagement with a local corporation named Healthwise. The entire company has been invited to hear the inspirational speech scheduled for Feb…

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Speaking to the Boise State University Emeritus Guild

Several weeks into my presentation / speaking project, I began to put our feelers to people that may have interest in hearing about this topic. A dear friend helped me obtain an audience at a local college. On January 23, I spent 90 minutes as…

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My Inner Zig Zigglar

While I was not writing about the Camino, I was busy flapping my jaws about the adventure. It did not matter who, what, or where… I miraculously turned the conversation into a discussion about my trip in Spain. In my previous business life, my expertise…

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Channeling My Inner Hemmingway

During my time on the trails in Spain, I thought about writing a book. I was relatively sure that it may happen, but there is a grand canyon between the concept and sitting down to a blank screen. I decided to give it a shot…

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Coming Home

It is hard to describe the sensation of being home after such an incredible experience in Spain. My new comfort zone had become the Camino de Santiago and Boise was now the area outside of my boundaries. After one night in my memory foam mattress,…

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A Great Sense of Accomplishment: Conradum Koontz

I woke up early and full of energy. I left Albergue Edreira in the dark with lots of rain. The rain drizzled or poured throughout the day. While factually soaked, it was the farthest thing from my mind. I would have been oblivious to a…

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I truly feel like I’ve won the lottery

Woke up in my one star hotel and took a nice warm shower. Filled the tub with hot water and soaked my feet while eating some bread, banana, and apple. I walked without effort in a relaxed manner for the entire day. If you are…

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42.3 miles left

Here is a day in the life of a Peregrino. I usually wake up around 5:30-6:30 in a room full of people that snore. With so much participation, there is actually a harmony. Ear plugs treat me well during the sleeping hours. I am lucky….

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