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Walking The Way While Sheltering At Home

Walking While Sheltering: Changing Plans and Shifting Perspective I was meant to be flying home from Italy today after a week of walking in Umbria and a week of retreating in Tuscany.    It’s strange how far away that feels as a possibility now. I do believe I will return to Italy one day, but …

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On pilgrimage.

A pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about the self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. -Wikipedia I’ve been reading and thinking lately about the idea of pilgrimage. I love to go for a walk, but …

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A Love Letter to Longpool

A Love Letter to Longpool, A Beloved Arkansas Campground Dear Longpool, Just the other day I was going through a box of old photos (a winter project suitable for a string of days of sub-zero temperatures). I came across this sweet photo of our three oldest kiddos on our first camping trip to your perfectly …

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Moon Milk

A Recipe for Moon Milk Y’all recently I have started making Moon Milk, also sometimes called Golden Milk. I have been loving the addition of turmeric to All The Things lately. I enjoy a turmeric tea and a turmeric latte, but I am even more delighted with the discovery of Moon Milk because of its …

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Snapshots of Walking in Winter

Snapshots of Walking in Winter in Illinois + Musings From My Wanderings Several years ago I wrote the following Richard Rohr quote on an index card and hung it up in the kitchen of the apartment we were renting. In order to live your soul into the world, you must continually loosen your beliefs about …

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Snapshots of Burgos, Spain

Snapshots of Burgos, Spain. or The End of the Journey. This post is from the end of our walk from Logrono to Burgos, Spain. You can read more posts from this walk, or from other Camino trips.  In my longtime obsession with the Camino, I have read quite a bit about the different cities that you …

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Love Letters

Do you know what happens in February? First and foremost, it’s Black History Month, so it’s a good month to read a book by a Black American. (Need a suggestion? I got you.)  But also, February is sometimes all dressed up in PINK,  Because of St. Valentine’s Day.  Which I know has been co-opted into …

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2019 Favorites

Hello 2020. I’m grateful you’re here. I am already pumped for all that’s coming in 2020. It’s going to be an AMAZING year, I can feel it. But before we get too far into 2020, I want to  I want to take a minute to record some favorites from 2019. So here are some of …

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Day 2 on The Camino (Navarrete to Najera)

Navarrete to Najera. 18 kilometers, Day 2 on The Camino Or It rained and then the sun came out.  This post is our trip log from Navarrete to Najera. You can read more posts from this walk, or from other Camino trips.  Some nights of sleep are so bad that you are just relieved to wake …

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Day 1 on The Camino: Logrono to Navarrete

Logrono to Navarrete. At 12 kilometers, Day 1 on The Camino could also be titled: Let’s Ease Into This, Shall We? We didn’t wake up early in Logrono.  It was probably around 10am when we walked out of our little flat in Logrono and stepped onto the Camino.  We knew we were starting with a …

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Camino Beginnings (Logrono to Burgos)

Camino Beginnings or How You Know It’s Time to Go For A Long Walk in Spain  The Camino de Santiago. It’s one of my favorite trails in the world. Not necessarily because of its beauty (though it is beautiful), but (and I realize how cheesy this sounds) what I really love is the Spirit of the …