Category Archives: Creativity

Pilgrimage

“I am on a Pilgrimage. I must admit now that you press me. I have not a very clear idea of the end. But that is not the important question. These speculations don’t make one a better walker.” CS Lewis, … Continue reading

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A Rare Specimen

While vacationing on Oahu a few years ago, my husband and I picked up a trail book at Barnes and Noble because we wanted a closer look at the volcanic wild. The book suggested a trailhead in an upscale subdivision … Continue reading

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Hydrate

I’ve been in the Sinai desert twice in my lifetime. The first was in spring of 1979. It was a pilgrimage of sorts where I and 2 friends camped on the beach of the Red Sea. We worked hard at … Continue reading

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On the Topic of Food

I may have mentioned this in an earlier post, but in case I haven’t — a necessary aspect to travel and key to experiencing foreign culture is eating in it. Robert Farrar Capon in his book, The Supper of the … Continue reading

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High Culture in Vienna

One of the things about being married to an audiophile is the attention one learns to pay to sound — good, clear, harmonious sound. My husband loves music and along with his discerning musical palate his taste spans a wide … Continue reading

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On the Way to Vienna

Sometimes Google Maps is not our friend. Today, for example, we plunked in the name of the Prague central train station expecting a 15 minute walk from our hotel. For whatever reason, Google Maps insisted we take the Metro and … Continue reading

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Brussels

It’s only an hour by train from Brugges to Brussels and we decided the EU capital was worth an overnight stay so here we are, eating giant merangues, taking photos of Manneken-Pis (the peeing boy) along with every other tourist … Continue reading

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Amsterdam, Up Close and Personal

Yesterday we headed out early to Amsterdam Central, the main train station and the start-point to our city walk. The crowds were sparse — oh, wait…what crowds?! We had the city to ourselves so we wandered about the pedestrian-only streets … Continue reading

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Beauty Rest

I came across a blog post recently (http://beautythatmoves.typepad.com/beauty_that_moves/) and was intrigued by her offer of an online month-long retreat of sorts. It’s called Hibernate and is a forum for sharing home-based indoor – she lives in Maine, afterall – restorative activities throughout the … Continue reading

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Cheese Date

There is a lot of reading, writing and studying going on at Regent College and it is life-giving, no doubt about it. Don’t let that fool you into thinking that it’s a no fun zone, though. Not at all. In … Continue reading

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