The Sacred Journey of Aging

Life , as we know is a journey. Each decade becomes a voyage we embark on, usually without our conscious knowledge, to fulfil a specific and sacred purpose. Today is my 64th birthday, offering me the perfect opportunity to look back on ages past and reflect on the sacred purpose of becoming an elder. Lies!…

The Luxury of Solo Travel

      “Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the          companion’s questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.”          ― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel Some people…

Light imprints, lasting impressions

As I mature into my life of travel, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of the intangible, infinitesimal and invisible aspects of the journey. It now seems to me that it is the least apparent aspects of life that really are the most important. When I was in my 30’s and 40’s I strove for…

The Household Gods

I have to admit that I hated Latin-with a passion! Forced to endure the dry subject for six years of High School, I found little relevance in the dead language to my life as a teenager. We studied such fascinating (sarcasm intended) works as Catullus’ “How to Start a Farm” and other equally riveting works…