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solbeam Equipped with backpack, blog and her sense of Wonder, a perpetual pilgrim wanders aimfully on....

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some questions & answers

INDIA | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [1239]

I recently answered the following questions from a Portuguese journalist and figured to recycle the content. The answers are short because the last time I had something published, the editor had no mercy with the scissors and cut my tresses of words to ... Read more >

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divine chaos

INDIA | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | Views [2664]

Why India? I find the inquiry funny for the fact that the question is, for others, as obscurely obvious as the answer, for me. But I was asked this question three times this week and, only just, woke to the idea that perhaps it was not a rhetorical ... Read more >

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A Final Footprint in Peru: conclusion

PERU | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [2590] | Comments [1]

Before we leave the village of Quelqanqa , we take one last tour of the sites laying (quite physical) tribute to the successes of our manual labor. We walk down the valley to visit the new stone bridge and ... Read more >

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Footprints in Peru, Day 1: puncturing peruvian skin & yachcay

PERU | Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Views [3034] | Comments [1]

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru "Where are you from?" It’s the same first question every shoe shining boy in the Plaza de Armas has been trained to ask. "The heavens," I reply in Spanish. He shakes his head strongly in disagreement and, with ... Read more >

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revelation recovered

INDIA | Sunday, 29 May 2005 | Views [1099]

I don’t look up, but feel the table vibrate as a chair is pulled out from under it and curious arms fold themselves across from mine... “Hello.” Although my eyes are reluctant to pull themselves from the egg hunt of inspiration that I have found ... Read more >

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walking with Jesus and Buddha

CHINA | Saturday, 9 Apr 2005 | Views [3807] | Comments [4]

Once upon a time I fell in love with Christianity. I went to church twice a week and made the sign of the cross each time I went down on my knees. I memorized and repeated prayers as I counted through my rosary’s beads. I sang songs in the choir ... Read more >

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coming clean and getting dirty

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 26 Oct 2004 | Views [6339] | Comments [2]

(I´ve received an overwhelming response of personal email to this post; Each of which I'd love to reply with equally inspired and intelligent feedback. But I'm currently back on the road, travelling overland no only one, but two countries, ... Read more >

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Blank Page

ECUADOR | Sunday, 26 Sep 2004 | Views [767]

Who am I? Like a trailer for my after-life movie, last night in a dream, I saw a summary of everything I’ve ever seen in this life. And as I watched those images swirl up and down and swim in and out of vision, a single question rose from the eye ... Read more >

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Follow your inspiration

ECUADOR | Monday, 6 Sep 2004 | Views [1640] | Comments [3]

“I’m having trouble finding my path. I’m not sure if I should be where I am. But I’m also not sure where I should go and I don’t want to have regrets. How can you be so certain of your choices?” This is the theme of the questions in my inbox.... Read more >

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