Archive for The Book: A Million Steps

Bringing People Together

The Camino de Santiago brings many people together for many different reasons. As a result of the walk, I no longer bat an eye at the serendipitous events that seem to happen on a regular basis. Instead, I focus my time and energy on putting…

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Fall Changes

A month long nonstop promotional campaign ended Saturday night with over 500 people at the Boise Center on the Grove. I am grateful to all the people in the local community that chose to spend their time with us on that day. I feel so…

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Embrace Everyone

The fine people that venture down the Camino de Santiago come in all sizes, shapes, ages, and colors. There is a natural common bond that develops as we march down the 500 mile long trail. We go to bed and wake up together in group…

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Launch Time

On September 14, 2012, I found myself in St. Jean Pied-de-Port staring at the French Pyrenees. Doubt had entered my mind and I wondered, “What am I doing here. Today is nice, but can I actually do this day in and day our for 490…

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The First Chapter

At the Madrid Airport, I noticed just one other person with a backpack.  On the Pamplona train, there were two.  The entire bus to Roncesvalles was full of future El Camino de Santiago pilgrims.  After 30 hours of travel from Boise, Idaho, I was finally…

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Back to Reality

I am extremely fortunate to have spent the last six weeks in Palm Springs, CA with my Mom.  She owns a timeshare in the area and we have been making the annual trek to the desert for 23 years.  I do not have a girlfriend…

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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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