Where have I been?

Where have I been?

Where have I been? More like where haven’t I been! Here is a map of all the places the Bucket List Project has travelled in my 40 years of life and it only covers 11%. Oh well, I guess it just means that I need to start travelling more! On a positive note, I have been to 4 out of the 7 continents and I will have added India which is a big section of Asia to the map by mid January! So where should I go…

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The Second Bucket List

The Second Bucket List

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Wow. I can feel you losing interest. Ok, how’s this: I had a brilliant, sparkling, insanely talented, kind, magical friend and Ovarian cancer stole her from me. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, being more interested in a person than a disease. People do not like to hear about ovarian cancer. While she was sick, and after, I posted things on Facebook about her and her family, and pictures of the two of us….

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Funny But True Things about the Camino de Santiago

Funny But True Things about the Camino de Santiago

On Monday, June 27th, 2016, I embarked on perhaps one of my greatest adventures of 2016, to fulfill Bucketlist item #109) Walk the Camino de Santiago from France to Santiago, Espana. The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James, is 490+ mile pilgrimage often starting in St Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela, Spain where it is believed that the remains of the Apostle St. James the Greater are buried. People make the pilgrimage for many reasons: a retreat for their spiritual growth,…

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EVERYBODY DIES BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES

EVERYBODY DIES BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES

“Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.” ― Benjamin Franklin One of the biggest challenges I often have when pursuing my bucket list is finding others to participate in the events with me.  This challenge comes at me from multiple angles because everyone always seems to have something holding them back.  Perhaps it is fear, but that isn’t usually the objection they present to me.  When I ask for participants, cost or physical ability are given as…

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Win a DVD copy of The Way

Win a DVD copy of The Way

The Way – A Movie Review

The Way – A Movie Review

The Way (2010) Cast: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen and James Nesbitt Director: Emilio Estevez Synopsis: Martin Sheen plays an American doctor, Tom, who travels to France after his son (Emilio Estevez) dies while attempting to walk the Camino de Santiago. After he puts his son’s affairs in order, Tom decides to finish the journey in his stead. The Camino, also known as The Way of St. James proves to offer adventure and companionship around…

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EXCERPTS FROM MY CAMINO DIARY – WEEK 5

EXCERPTS FROM MY CAMINO DIARY – WEEK 5

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago July 29, 2016: Sarria – Gonzar Today started out stressful. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to get back into my albergue but to no avail.  That is…

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Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 4

Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 4

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago July 22, 2016: St. Martin del Camino – Astorga Today we we returned to the beautiful walk as we walked with Maya, Amelia, and their SoCal family from…

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Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 3

Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 3

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago. July 15, 2016: Hontanas – Boadilla Another long day! We had as a group decided to leave early to walk another 28 kilometers. Today I realized why the…

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Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 2

Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 2

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago. July 8, 2016: Viana – Navarrete I woke up this morning feeling great! My left foot still was really sore and tender but a little better and the…

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