Dave’s Not Here

So have you heard of the Dave's Not Here bit by Cheech and Chong?  I suspect you have, but I am always checking.  I grew up in that stoner genre of the 70's.  Now that the statute of limitations has run out, I can admit to smoking my fair share.   Fortunately it quit working for ...

Envy in Austin

I have been doing alot of walking in Austin lately to get ready for the Camino. For the most part I have been walking through the old neighborhoods because I like to see the houses and admire their architecture. I often take pictures of them with the hope that one day I can use a ...

Training Walks

I have been getting out and doing some training walks. I started out dong this several months ago when I read that it might be a good idea to get my body in shape prior to actually getting on the Camino. What a concept! I never imagined getting out and walking for ten or fifteen ...

My Sweetie Has an iPad

I caught Sal using my iPad the other day and snapped this pic. She is a died-in-the-wool 'non techie' and she it reluctant to pick up any kind of technology device.  But her Sunday paper finally got her over the hump. The only way she had to read it that morning was to look at ...

Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route in Northern Spain.  Since 800AD, millions of pilgrims have traveled this route to reach Santiago de Compestella where the remains of the Apostle St. James are reportedly buried.  I walked this route in October and November of 2012.  It literally changed my life!  I hope to ...

Fire it Up!

I was having breakfast with a few friends today and I told them I was going to fire up a new blog.  One of them quipped; "you can tell a real geek when he says he is going to fire up a blog".   I must say I just beamed with happiness.  I am such a ...

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