Alternative Ways to Walk The Camino

There he was again, up ahead of me on the trail, walking his bicycle, his backpack fastened to its seat. I had seen him a few times over the last week but never once did I see him actually riding that bicycle. Click here to read more. (I’ve gotten a bit behind on linking my…

Changing a Habit

I’ve gotten a bit behind on linking my bustedhalo.com posts to this site, so here’s one that was published a couple weeks ago: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not too long after I returned from walking the 500-mile Camino to Santiago my mother said, “Your brother-in-law is very impressed.” “Really?” “Yeah. He gave you three days.” “Three days? He didn’t think I’d…

The Matchmakers of Asheville

She came up to me at the end of class, congratulated me on how well I’d done, and then said, “I have a personal question for you.” “Okay,” I said. “Are you dating someone? Or married? Or single?” “I’m single,” I said, realizing where this was going. “Well, I promise you I was paying attention…

Finding Time to Walk The Camino

“How were you able to take so much time off from work to hike the Camino?” a reader asked a few weeks ago. The short answer is this: I resigned. However, you don’t have to leave your job behind in order to walk the Camino. If you’ve been thinking you’d like to take the journey to…

A Place of Her Own

While unpacking, I came across a picture I’d drawn a few months ago. A small house.  A garden beside it. Two chairs facing each other, outside under a tree. I stared at the picture. I’m in that house.  Around the drawing I’d written phrases. As I read them, I couldn’t believe it.  People will see…