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Archive for June, 2007

Jun
2007
26

Bill Moyers meets Martin Amis and Margaret Atwood

Since we like television that makes you think, it’s hard to beat PBS’ Bill Moyers. He sat down last year with a series of spiritually-fueled fiction greats to talk about faith and reason. Worth the price of admission, you can get it online. Moyers revealed an amazing synchronicity that came about when he was trying to line up his ...
Jun
2007
22

Destination, Santiago de Compostela

The end of a Spanish pilgrimage We arrived home last night  in the middle of the night, about 3:30 AM after a long, long wait in JFK. This morning we are basking in the luxury of simple things: our privacy, plenty of hot water, our garden, our stereo, and yeah gads, so many choices of ...
Jun
2007
19

Last Day in Spain

Today will be our last full day in Spain. We arrived in Toledo last night and we enjoyed the Cathedral and San Tome this morning.  Otis is happy because he is finally warm. The ancient walled city is very special and its capture was the turning point in the Spanish reconquest of Spain. We saw ...
Jun
2007
18

Vacation Time is Good

It’s good to take vacations. They break patterns, and allow you to pull yourself out of pain cycles, and refocus you on savoring every moment. Nobody knows that better than all-star Danish business man Morten Lund, the venture capitalist behind Skype. He spent two weeks on the Spanish Island of Ibiza taking in sun and ...
Jun
2007
17

In Santiago

We arrived in Santiago on the 14th two days ahead of time in the rain, we walked 18 days and covered about 250 miles of up and down hill, lots of rocks and tough going. But it has been a fantastic experience. We attended the pilgrim mass the day we arrive, got our Composela, the ...
Jun
2007
13

Nearing Santiago

We have only 5K left to go and will arrive at Santiago tomorrow. We walked 12 miles today and it has turned cold and windy. We had a few showers, but fortunately didn’t get caught in a downpour. We are glad we started in Leon since the last 100K hasn’t been as pretty, although still ...
Jun
2007
12

Living in the Moment is Hard

So I’ve been reading about being in the moment. It’s a great idea, but it sounds impossible to live in today’s world. I mean, imagine focusing on the now of eating a meal. You chew your food, you smell it, you feel it, you taste it you chew it some more and you swallow. It’s ...
Jun
2007
10

Trekking Along the Camino

We are still enjoying our great adventure, walking and walking and walking on the Camino. The route has become easier as we near Santiago. We have 65 K left to go approximately 41 miles. We´ve had rain the last two days in the afternoon, after we´ve reached our albergue. Yesterday we stayed at Gonzar where ...
Jun
2007
7

A Hotel in Sarria

We made it over the second of two mountain ranges on the route to Santiago. We were struggling and I mean struggling up one particularly difficult section on a road and gasping for breath when we heard the plop, plop, plog of a jogger. Yes, a man well past his prime, possibly nearly my age, ...
Jun
2007
5

Psychologist Robert Hare Immortalized on The Sopranos

Are some actors a bit too convincingly psychopathic? Maybe they’ve studied with Robert Hare Congratulations to Soul’s Code friend Robert Hare, whose work on psychopathy was highlighted in the penultimate episode of The Sopranos. It aired on Sunday, June 3,  and won the love of reviewers because its tightly-wound narrative resembled...