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Guns and Cretans: A Love Affair in War and Peace

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

I sit there frozen. Each deafening blast heard and felt as a vibration in my heart. It’s close enough that I can smell the powder and fire. A machine gun is delivering terrifying…

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Photo of the Week: Water Line on Crete’s Southern Coast, Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2015

One of the notable features in the geology of Crete’s Southern Coast is a water line, seen in this picture running horizontally in the center of the frame. In…

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I Should Be Writing a Blog Post: What I’m Doing In Crete

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

I should be writing a blog post. But I’ve been so busy…making signs for a restaurant…

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Gavdos Island, Greece: Timeless,Wild and Free

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

In Agia Roumeli, I spent countless hours staring across the Libyan Sea at the mysterious Gavdos Island. I wondered what was there. And now, finally…

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Photo of the Week: Sunset on Gavdos Island, Greece

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My first sunset from my new vantage point on Gavdos Island was filled with pink and gold. The island of Gavdopoula (“Small Island”) is seen in the background. It was last inhabited…

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Walking the Southern Crete Coast: Agia Roumeli to Agios Pavlos Chapel

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015

As many times as I’ve been in this village, I’ve never walked east along the coast. I’ve always felt so content, so…

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Images from Chania’s Old Town in Crete, Greece

Posted on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Since 3000 BC, Chania has been a thriving city on the northern coast of Crete. Most of the photos that follow are from a three-hour stroll through the…

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Mariposa, California to Chania, Crete to Burning Loins at Elafonisi Beach

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

It took a lot of travel to get back to my home away from home in Chania, Crete. The 28-hour journey by car…

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Sometimes it’s Really Hard to Get Away

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

While this blog is all about my adventures, I’ve never written (and I suppose I should) about was all the years of preparation that took place…

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Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Story #4: : Greta, age 33, from Oregon, USA

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What caused you to decide to walk the Camino? It’s kind of embarrassing to admit, but it was the…

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Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Story #3: Meme, age 60, from Canada

Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2015

In October of 2012 the love of my life left me. I was shocked and devastated. It…

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Good News, Bad News aka God is Funny and by Funny I mean Not Funny

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

When I was a kid I used to play a game with friends called Good News…

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Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Story #2: Darren, age 41, from Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015

It was time for a shake up in my life. The expiry date…

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Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Story #1: Currie, age 52, from Florida, USA

Posted on Sunday, March 8, 2015

For the year I turned 50 I wanted an adventure that was outside of my comfort zone. Partly to…

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Guide Review: Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

This week I had the pleasure of reviewing: Working on the Road: The…

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Photo of the Week: Afternoon Sun at Yosemitebear Farm in Mariposa, California

Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We had showers off and on today and two rainbow appearances! But the most…

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Gathering Stories from the Camino de Santiago

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

I’m working on a new project. My goal is to create a continuously-growing online library of individual stories from the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. My hope…

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The Turkey is Dead, the Belly Button is Gone, and Other News from Yosemitebear Mountain Farm

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

These California days have been bright and…

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Photo of the Week: Almond Blossoms at Yosemitebear Mountain Farm

Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2015

Our days have been unseasonably warm. The first almond blossoms appeared in late January…

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Tripping with the Double Rainbow Guy: Filming and Sightseeing in Seattle, Washington

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015

As I mentioned in a previous post, my current…

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January’s West Coast Adventures: From Roses to Elephant Seals

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January started with a bang and by “bang” I mean bursting with pride as I sat with my family and watched my mother ride the float she designed and helped build in the 2015 Rose Parade…

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Reflecting on a Year of Riding the Wind

Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sitting here at “home” in California I am hard-pressed to believe what has transpired in the past year. Loaded with lessons, new challenges, new sights, and best of all, new…

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A December Afternoon in Yosemite National Park, California

Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2014

Recent heavy rains mean the road to Yosemite is littered with small rockslides and orange autumn leaves. After months and months of…

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An Autumn Morning at Yosemitebear Farm, California

Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014

I wake in a sweat. Cold at bedtime, it’s impossible to imagine that I could ever be warm again and I fall asleep with the heater on high. And wake every morning in a sauna with hair that is more wet…

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Fighting Demons in Mariposa: “It’s not you. It’s me.”

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014

One might imagine that by staying in one place, my life has become mundane and predictable. Not even close. I thank the universe for the…

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