Having the freedom of six weeks to walk 500 miles the Camino de Santiago was a gift and a privilege, an opportunity to re-set the habits and priorities in my life. One of those priorities was to slow down, to not be in such a hurry. I had been aware for more than a decade … Continue reading I’m not in a hurry
In May of 2018 I finished walking the 500-mile Camino Frances. it took me five weeks to walk, but I was gone from home for a total of six weeks. It was the longest I had been away from my home and family since I had gotten married, nearly 38 years earlier. As the title … Continue reading What I learned from Walking the Camino de Santiago
Last year I walked the Camino Frances, 500 miles (800 kilometers) in a pair of hiking shoes. Or, I should say, in a couple of pairs, since my Keenes gave out halfway and were replaced by a pair of Columbias. I walked it in early spring (late March to early May) and it was occasionally … Continue reading Trekking in Sandals
There's a lot to be said for publishers of any kind. The word "publishing" literally means to "make public". We tend to think of it as something printed, but that's not the actual definition of the word. In the ancient world, it was an oral message. In our time it can include something published online … Continue reading Why self-publish a book? (part 2)
Why did I self-publish my book? I get asked this a lot and it's a good question. Here are some of the reasons: Working with a traditional publisher would have taken a lot longer to get my book into print. I thought about going this route last year, but I knew that to get my … Continue reading Why self-publish a book? (Part 1)
Last year I walked the Camino Frances, the 500 miles pilgrimage route from St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. It was a life-changing experience, something I'd dreamed of doing for 20 years. I had no intention of writing a book about it, but while I was there my inner life opened up and... out … Continue reading What’s it like to write a book?
when we are lost we may just discover something that we didn't know we were looking for.