Pilgrimage Paths: On Being Foreign

Marker of The Way on birch tree.     I do not belong to this land. I feel it in my bones as I climb the paved paths of the Camino de Santiago through the Pyrenees, the path ever extending toward Galicia and onward to Santiago and the sea. ¬†The scenery is stunning; the Basque… Read more »

Pilgrimage: Traveling with Leopold

Along the trail         Traveling with Aldo Leopold is a kind of pilgrimage, a focused awareness of what is present, and, once this is developed, feeling a participant with it. Hiking along one the most ancient pilgrimage trails on earth, Camino de Santiago¬†(and only portions of it), I brought only one book,… Read more »