What is wrong with America?

Trump-incited insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2022 I don't live in the US anymore. I grew up in Chicagoland and worked there as a journalist and public school teacher until I retired in 2016. That year, my husband applied for a job transfer to Ireland. I was all in. What's not to … Continue reading What is wrong with America?


Mexican Pyramids at Teotihuacan

One of the sights well worth seeing if you have are fortunate enough to visit Mexico, rather than heading straight to its beach resorts, is Teotihuacan. Thirty miles from Mexico city, this ancient city existed from roughly 100 B.C.E. to 550 C.E.. It was one of the most influential cities in Mesoamerica, with a population … Continue reading Mexican Pyramids at Teotihuacan

A Mind-Blowing Near Death Experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlPZ0hIGx90&list=WL&index=8 I don't know if you believe in near-death experiences. But I do and I have watched quite a few of these videos on YouTube. This video is one of the most powerful near death experiences (NDE) I have ever seen. This woman, Penny Whitbrodt, was a nurse and shared what happened to her in … Continue reading A Mind-Blowing Near Death Experience

The Long and Winding Road

By Sue Champion Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com Look back pilgrimCan you see your starting pointDid the road seem straightWhen you first began the journeyHow many wrong turns did you makeReturn to the crossroadsSelect another pathOnly to arrive at a dead endDid you make wise choicesWith career path or your partnerDid you change your … Continue reading The Long and Winding Road

Visiting Santiago de Compostela

On Saturday, the day after we finished walking the Camino, we went to a government building in Santiago de Compostela to get our certificates acknowledging our completion of the walk. You need to have walked at least 100 kilometers on any Camino to get this certificate and we walked 143 kilometers. So we more than … Continue reading Visiting Santiago de Compostela

Day Five on the Camino

Weather was beautiful today, clear skies, moderate temperatures and no rain. Unfortunately, we have all had enough of the Camino. Santiago Ways, the company we booked our trip with, consistently underestimated the kilometers we need to walk to get from one city to another. Perhaps they are just calculating the distance from city A to … Continue reading Day Five on the Camino