During the 300 hr teacher training at the Esalen Institute, Janet Stone gave us an overnight homework to write a poem or something about forgiveness. This came out.
In a forest clearing I am building a fire. In a clearing on my way through the dark forest. I will stay here a night, or a week, or perhaps longer.
I am chopping up the firewood Continue reading “A Fire in a Forest Clearing”
A couple of weeks ago, Amanda Palmer released a half an hour documentary called “Bride Tripping” on her Patreon page. Most of it is based on the footage taken with a hand held camera on a road trip in 1999.
About 7 and a half minutes into the movie, Continue reading “About Ideal Jobs and Tripping There”
At the beginning of my current sabbatical I wrote that I would ride trains to some of my destinations. I did.
When I went to the Grand Canyon several weeks ago, for the last leg of my journey, I took a Grand Canyon Railway train from Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon Village. Continue reading “Train Robbery, Rainbows, Unicorns, and Flying Object Sightings”
This is a continuation of my previous post in which I list garments and footwear that I’d pack into a commuter backpack or on my person for a short trip, for instance, to Iceland. Why Iceland? Well, first, I just went there a few weeks ago and still remember; second, to make a point that it is possible to visit a somewhat cold place comfortably and pack lightly; third, Continue reading “Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 2 of 2”
Four years ago I read an online essay about a young couple who travelled in Southern Europe for three summer weeks without any luggage. Not even a carry on. They carried smartphones, passports, credit cards, and (I hope) tooshbrushes in pockets (man) and a small crossbody handbag (woman). No other bags. They washed the clothes they wore in sinks and dried them overnight whenever that became necessary. I can’t find the link right now; if any of my readers have it, please send it my way, and I’ll update.
Maybe not the most conventional/ sanitary approach, but I was impressed and inspired. Just imagine the freedom Continue reading “Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 1 of 2”