I will be walking into Santiago tomorrow morning with my head held high. I am proud of two things when I hobble into the cathedral square: I actually made it almost 500 miles across Spain, despite all of my internal obstacles (not in the best shape, not an experienced hiker, self-doubts, a left ankle with... Continue Reading →
Limping towards the finish line, reconnecting with the starting point: to Portomarín and Eixere
I've got news for you: Jesus didn't start in St Jean, Le Puy, or Rome for Santiago, either. Leaving Sarria towards Santiago. It's been a different Camino the last two days, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The minimum distance that one must walk to earn a Compostela in Santiago is 100 km. Sarria... Continue Reading →
A bit of real talk
A dear friend joked in a comment yesterday that she can't wait for me to get home and tell the real stories I'm not writing about here on the blog. When I called her last night to check in, she pointed out that I seem to be holding back, being very "nice" or "pc" with... Continue Reading →
(Almost) Live from Samos
The Steps to Support SCLS campaign has now exceeded goal: $5,274 as of 6:00 pm Samos time! This first photo is from a video posted on Facebook, and the total was $5,209 when I recorded it. Thank you!!! (Sorry for the offsite link; WordPress has decided it has had enough of me uploading videos and... Continue Reading →
New update: $4920!
(Post updated with new donations from the Facebook birthday fundraiser) I feel like I want to cry. I'm so touched and humbled by your support. We are now at $4,920 for civil legal aid in Snohomish County! It's crazy writing this next sentence-- We only have $80 left to go!Thank you, gracias, merci, danke!
Last thoughts on Ponferrada
I'm getting out of town late because I decided to use the miraculous laundromat one more time before I head out into the countryside for a week. Washing the pants, shirt, bra, socks, and underwear worn the last two days here makes more sense than waiting until tonight and possibly having to wash in a... Continue Reading →
$4,548 for civil legal aid in Sno County!
SUPPORT SCLS HERE $4,548Friends, this is incredible. The Steps to Support SCLS campaign is now within $500 of the final goal! I am so excited, honored, and humbled by the generosity of all of you. I will be personally thanking each and every one of you when I am back in the office June 4... Continue Reading →
A quick note before I push off today: the Steps to Support SCLS campaign is now at $4,072! Thank you for your support! Keep sharing!
$3,956 for civil legal aid in Snohomish County!
I am overwhelmed by your generosity in supporting the Steps to support SCLS campaign! Friends, we are now at $3,956! The campaign got a nice little boost yesterday thanks to Facebook asking if I wanted to create a fundraiser for my birthday (May 8). Why yes, Facebook, I would be happy to create a fundraiser... Continue Reading →
I'm not numbering the posts by day anymore, mainly because I have no idea what day it is. How long have I been away from home now? I can't even remember. London and Saint Jean feel like a month ago, but I know that's not right. I keep telling myself "last week"... So I realize... Continue Reading →