A Non-Traditional Father’s Father’s Day Post
I was in Fisterra, Spain, finishing the Camino de Santiago the day my daughter was conceived in Colorado. A few weeks later, I burned an effigy of a wax baby in Fatima, Portugal, to pray the embryo later-to-be-named H would find a suitable place in her mother’s womb. My foray into fatherhood might best be…
A Different New York Times Obituary
When I woke up this morning, I couldn’t log in to the New York Times app. Regular readers know that as part of my routine, one of the things I enjoy is sitting down during the day to read the paper. Turns out that my subscription to the digital newspaper has expired, and so had…
Making Time For Sleep
Last night I had one of my first deep sleeps in New York. The myriad noises ceased to be unique and the cacophony blended into an authentic city soundscape, allowing me to wake, feeling deeply refreshed. I was physically worn-out from a few recent late evenings, and intellectually exhausted from energy spent working with a new client, so a…
Recovering Nomad – 9 Realities Nomads Appreciate When Stopping
I’ve done my fair share of traveling over the years. Now that I’m in New York, backpack stowed away, I can reflect on some of the culture shocks as I settle into the reality of western society again.
Recovering Nomad – The Importance of Community
After years of being a spiritual nomad and deciding to settle in New York, I am enjoying getting to know my new neighborhood. From the last blog post, readers might be aware that I am flirting with the different hoods in NYC, and currently enjoying getting to know Chelsea. A strong sense of lasting community…
Recovering Nomad – The Art of Cleanliness
After so much time traveling, I was ready for a home, and for a variety of reasons, New York called my name. I have many good and not as good friends here, and for the first time in forever I feel at home. I knew New York from visits over the years, but wanted to…
Bilbao on the Camino
This was my longest day yet. 35 km and much of it downhill.
La Ruta del Norte
Yesterday, after walking 3 days and 75 km to Pamplona, I was called to switch routes to the Camino del Norte. The final sign was an email from an acquaintance, Mar and her boyfriend Borga, who invited me to meet them in San Sebastian.