Serra and the Mission Walkers

From the Santa Barbara mission our little expedition still had another 35 miles to walk, to reach our final destination of this journey in Ventura, California. The words to the song Ventura Highway by “America” now resonates within me as our group takes in the full view of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the song […]

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Exploring Solitude and Loneliness

I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh Several of us early risers just witnessed the sun rise, yet again from the 100+ degrees geothermal heated springs water that originated, somewhere deep within the Earth’s interior.… it’s not even anywhere near six a.m. and the […]

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1994 Bangkok Marathon

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” —CHURCHILL Sunday, November 27, 1994, at 4:00 a.m. I’m only one of two Americans signed up and present to run the 1994, Bangkok Marathon; my friend Chuck is the second one. […]

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My 1970’s Era Road Trip

“In a letter back home to his mother Twain wrote, “I have just heard five pistol shots down the street. …The pistol did its work well … two of my friends were shot. Both died within three minutes.” In the late summer of 1974, with the blessings of our parents, my friend Hank and I, […]

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Camino de Santiago/Day in the Life

4/12/2019 Dare I change today, anyone of the sentences or thoughts I used to describe this particular day on my Camino Francés? Today, nearly two years later, I think not. I’ll just enhance the story a bit. The memories I believe, will just slowly fade into time. And today, time is all I’ve got. Sociologist […]

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