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Diagnosis: Spiritual Whiplash

What’s “spiritual whiplash”?  In my case, snapping from deep gratitude to intoxicating greed in less time than it takes to say namaste.  The gratitude:  As I wrote here (“Cents and Sensible Shoes”) I worried I’d be stuck wearing closed-toed shoes all summer since I need to use orthotics all the time. When I learned that … Continue reading

After a Death, an Ant Reminds Me to Choose Life

A writer I admired passed away on Saturday, March 2.  I met Robyn Richey Piz in a class at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and she invited me to join a writing salon.  I knew her mainly through the story she chose to tell about living with a chronic medical condition.  Her evocative and even ethereal prose … Continue reading

To the Camino, with Gratitude

The last few nights I have dreamed that I was walking long distances outdoors; I guess the Camino is still rooted in my subconscious and in my body, which has been conditioned to keep moving.  With no more yellow arrows to follow, will I take up sleepwalking?!   Since it’s Thanksgiving, here are some appreciations, from … Continue reading

Famous Last Words

Shortly after writing my previous post (A Tourist Demands. A Pilgrim Appreciates), I resumed the Camino after taking a day´s rest at a hostal in Burgos.   I bought some warmer clothes, a fleece vest and a hooded top.  And I enjoyed a room of my own:  a double bed (rather than a bunk bed).  A … Continue reading

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