Prayer

I came across this prayer by Thomas Merton a couple of days ago, on an app I use to assist me in my 12 Step spiritual practice. It brought tears to my eyes immediately, as it speaks directly to me  in this time of uncertainty. Perhaps it will also speak to you: “My Lord God,…

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Corda Road

My friends’ home on Corda Road in Gonzales is a haven for an injured Pilgrim like me. Susie and Robert Gularte have created a place of beauty, comfort and love in their authentic Victorian house. Brought over from Salinas in the 1980s, they transplanted the house onto the family farm in Gonzales. Susie has a…

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River Road to Gonzales

I walked about ten miles along River Road yesterday. Cars were going fast and were abundant for the first several miles. The sights were amazing nonetheless. The sign below talks about Juan Bautista de Anna coming to that site back in the 1700s on his way to the San Francisco Bay Area, for the purpose…

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Now I Walk in Beauty

When my daughter Micaela was young, we participated in various singing circles. One of the songs we sang, which I may well have learned from Mari Lynch, was “Now I Walk in Beauty.” It is purported to be a Native American song. If that’s true, it’s especially fitting for where I have been walking these…

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Day Three

I am here in my tent at Laguna Seca Campground in Salinas after two days of walking. There is a light rain falling, and I’m very grateful for my ultra light, REI Big Dome tent, complete with rain fly. It’s just after six a.m and I’ve been awake for a couple of hours already. I’ve…

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Earth and Peace Flag Ceremony

Two dear yoga friends, Gina Puccinelli and Lance Wright, met me on Sunday morning and gave me two flags: the Earth Flag, and Gwen Marie’s Peace Flag, as a means of communicating my mission of Walking for Planetary Peace. They did so with a beautiful ceremony on the beach, complete with sage, cedar and sweet grass smudging….

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Blog is up and running!

Hi everyone, I think I have gotten my blog up and running, by myself! I’m learning as I go, so please bear with me. We’re having some rain this week, and more is predicted for Sunday and Monday, at this point. From Tuesday, March 28, 2017, it looks sunny and clear, so that’s when I plan to begin my…

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