When People and Land Lose Each Other

  “Wild is what happened when white man arrived,” I once heard Native American scholar Greg Sarris say. Today as I walk these ancient Spanish paths that interlace several remote, abandoned villages throughout the southern Pyrenees of the Sobarbre area, I broaden the statement: wild is what too often happens when a people who have… Read more »

Pilgrimage Paths: On Being Foreign

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 houses neat and uniform in design: bulky white with… Read more »