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Change, Dilemmas, Acceptance and Happiness: A Journey Within

Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes…

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And Just When I Thought I Had it Figured Out…

Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2014

Being a continuous nomad opens one up to all possibilities. This can be scary, thrilling, exciting, and difficult. Like a seed on the wind, I never know where life will take me. I like it like that, although some…

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Photo of the Week: Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

From Glacier Point in Yosemite, one can see forever. Half Dome rises dramatically in the left of the photo and to the right, Nevada Falls and below it Vernal Falls. Growing up in…

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Confusion, Double Rainbows and the Power of Committing

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014

I’m sitting on a porch swing in Yosemite. The warm wind blows through the pines, my bare feet are dusty, and my path is clear for now. Twenty-four…

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Last Days in Greece. What’s Next?

Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014

I was last in the United States in December 2013. Since then, I’ve traveled to Cambodia, Athens and Crete, Greece, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nepal, Spain…

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Good Times in Regensburg, Germany

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Following the Bavarian pilgrimage, the professor, the students and I returned to the professor’s home, right outside of Regensburg. We…

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A Pilgrimage in Bavaria: Regensburg Diözesanfußwallfahrt to Altötting

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

As usual, I have no idea what I’m getting myself into. With information only available in German, I’m leaning on faith. My host, Ihsan, so…

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A Spontaneous Adventure to Regensburg, Germany

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014

I had no idea when I awoke that by day’s end I would leave my beloved Agia Roumeli for a new adventure. A simple email, read over breakfast, changed the course of my…

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Photo of the Week: Rural Bavaria, Germany

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014

I recently walked a 75-kilometer pilgrimage in stunning Bavaria, Germany. We passed field after field of green wheat just aching to be harvested; the stems bent…

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Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece: Life is but a Dream

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014

I’ve been in Agia Roumeli for two weeks – the longest I’ve stayed in any one place in the last five months. Admittedly, there are other places to see in Crete but I’m stuck here willingly and gladly, relishing…

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I’m Drawing Again! News from Crete, Greece

Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

It’s been years since I’ve been inspired to draw. This has pained me. The intent was there, and the desire, but nothing flowed. It seemed the well was dry. And suddenly last week in Agia Roumeli, an…

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Photo of the Week: Beehives in Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2014

For at least a few thousand years, locals in Agia Roumeli have made their living as goatherders and beekeepers. In 300 B.C., Agia Roumeli was a city called Tarra, which minted…

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Return to Crete, Greece – Where the Magic Happens

Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Come in. Have a seat. Stay a while. I’ve got a lot to tell you. It’s been nearly three weeks since I sailed from Santorini to the shores of Crete. Stepping foot on this…

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Photo of the Week: The Village of Hóra Sfakíon, Crete, Greece

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hóra Sfakíon is a tiny village in southern Crete with about 300 residents. Getting there is an easy, direct bus ride from Chania with some amazing…

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Video: Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I’m a child of the 1970′s which means I watched a lot of TV. I also ate a lot of margarine, paid 10¢ to use a phone, never wore a seat belt and never heard the words…

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