Archive for Post-Pilgrimage

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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Rishikesh Lessons

In a few hours, I will begin a 36 hour travel extravaganza back to my house in Boise, Idaho.  During the past two years, I have spent more time on the road than in my home.   It will be nice to settle in for…

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Shatter It!

From time to time we all act in a manner that can be quite repulsive.  The main culprit in this bad behavior is likely the root of most evil……….the  ego.  If we are not careful it will sneak up behind us when we least expect…

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Surinder

A person cannot visit India without leaving with a better appreciation for the art of patience.  Ground transportation is thought to be rapid if the average is above 9 MPH over any appreciable distance.  Trains that arrive or depart within 2 hours of the scheduled…

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Dung Happens

The cow is sacred and deeply respected throughout India.  The people of India rely on the cow for milk and dung.  The milk is said to have a calming effect and helpful with meditation.  Ghee is used as fuel for fire worship which is the…

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Leap Often!

While writing this blog, I glanced at the KLM in-flight information screen and was 37,000 feet above Kandahar Afghanistan on my way to India.  By the time you are reading this, I will be at the ashram in Rishikesh India.  The previous Sunday, I was…

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Magic

My mom was born a bit more than 4,000 weeks ago.  Last Sunday, we celebrated her 81st year on this earth.  With her unique passion for life, the fiesta began at The Flicks in Boise where we watched The Beatles:  Eight Days a Week.  I…

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The Cage

Taking a million steps on the Camino de Santiago allowed me to push every boundary of comfort.  I walked 500 miles in a foreign country, slept in rooms full of the world’s finest snorers, ate a new diet, learned to communicate through stick drawings, and…

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Rishikesh

On October 29, I am embarking on a return journey to the banks for Mother Ganga to spend a month at an ashram located in Rishikesh India (aerial video).  While reviewing the past twelve months of my life, the most cherished memories and significant life…

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