The Chemin du Puy: My Talk at the American Pilgrims on the Camino National Gathering

“A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.” – Seth Godin, Tribes This week, almost 300 members of my own special tribe gathered at the YMCA Camp in Black Mountain, NC. We are the American Pilgrims on the Camino, pilgrims and future pilgrims from across … More The Chemin du Puy: My Talk at the American Pilgrims on the Camino National Gathering

Le Puy-En-Velay

On the Monday after Easter three years ago, Eric and I arrived in Paris after an overnight flight. We took a train to Lyon, and then another one to Le Puy-en-Velay, one of the oldest starting points of the Way of Saint James, according to the twelfth-century guide for pilgrims—considered one of the earliest travel … More Le Puy-En-Velay

The Train to Le Puy

I climbed to the upper level of the local train from Lyon to Le Puy, my backpack strapped securely over my shoulders, a bag of sandwiches clutched in my hand, and Eric just a few steps behind me. The car was almost deserted as I settled into a forward-facing seat, feeling rather proud of myself. So far, … More The Train to Le Puy