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711, 2018

Time Travel

Starting our walk on the Camino each morning, we were smug setting off under a pre-dawn, pale blue and pink sky, the only sound being the chirp of waking birds.  But in the northwestern corner of Spain, the sun didn’t rise until 9am.  My brain had a hard time reconciling [...]

2910, 2018

Packing or Unpacking

It is always easier to pack more than less. Just like it is easier to spew out a burgeoning overwrought draft than refine a work of poetry. Sitting on the floor of my bedroom with a suggested packing list, luggage weight limitations, and the need to only carry-on, the journey [...]

1810, 2018

Jury Duty

I had a feeling when I showed up on October 1st my number would get called. I had a pretty flexible week, no true hardship. I had no bias to claim, no obvious conflicts of interest. It did in fact take an interview of almost 90 potential jurors to select [...]

1209, 2018

Sea Worthy

Our boat was loaded down with golf clubs, hostess gifts, costumes for a Saturday night party, bedding, clothing, and cheese and crackers. The dog was at the sitter's and the sun was high in the sky. Our plan was to stop first at the gas dock in Avondale before starting [...]

1508, 2018

An Organized Library: A Labor of Love

There is something about organizing my library that feels like putting my mind in order. Not so much my mind as my memories. Holding a book and turning it over in my hands, I recall the story, the characters, or sometimes just the message that it imparted. It is probably [...]

108, 2018

Travel Isn’t Measured in Terms of Miles

We anchored the boat in a protected cove. Swimming through green waters toward a crescent beach of sparkling white sand, our bodies cooled for the first time all day. We walked toward a farmhouse at the end of the beach and a lighthouse marking the opening of the cove.

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