Monthly Archive: July, 2010

Hello from Pretoria

Hello from Pretoria!  I only have a few minutes before we head back to Ithemba La Bantwana, the daycare we are painting in Soshanguve, the township outside of Pretoria, but I want to… Continue reading

Crossing another border

I am in my twenties. By the time anyone reads that, it will most likely not be true anymore.  I think, according to the Popular Wisdom conveyed through our modern sages, like episodes… Continue reading


You’ve heard of the Templar Knights, right?  As just a quick summary, they were the most powerful military organization for two centuries of the Middle Ages.  They were founded to protect pilgrims to… Continue reading

Couchsurfing is the shit.

Humans are better than you are sometimes led to believe. When I spent a week in a religious community in May, the sad thing was their super pessimistic view of modern society and… Continue reading

More interesting than the bus.

Hey cool, I didn’t get ax-murdered. Always trying to save money (seriously, someone hire me…please?) and have interesting experiences, I decided to skip the bus from Santiago to Madrid and hitch-hike.  Don’t tell… Continue reading

Capitalism on the Camino de Santiago

Back in The Day when pilgrims were darn likely to die en route of disease, bandits, exhaustion, exposure, drowning, falling off the Pyrenees, or (my own closest hazard) sneezing until their brains liquefy… Continue reading

Entrepreneurship on the Camino de Santiago

There is a massive amount of business opportunity being wasted on the Camino de Santiago. Pilgrims generally start walking between 5:00 and 7:00 AM.  They are going to be walking all day, burning… Continue reading

Serendipity baby

This Universe is just too flippin amazing sometimes.  Of course things don’t always go well, but when they just fall into place…it’s a trippy sense of the Divine, no? Last night was the… Continue reading

Acabo de peregrinar.

Well shucks, man, I finished.  No more walking.  That is, no more Walking, no more pilgrimage.  This morning I woke up at 9:00.  9:00!  On a typical Camino day I was up at… Continue reading


Blech, I was trying to write a post about how business is contaminating the Camino, and it is just too wordy, so instead here’s a note about soccer. I don’t know if you… Continue reading