El Camino

El Camino de Santiago = Life in a Nutshell

El Camino de Santiago = Life in a Nutshell

The beginning. Two days after graduation, I was off on a plane to Bilbao, Spain. The only luggage I had on me was a 55 liter Gregory hiking backpack for the next six months of my life. For being OCD, how did I fail this bad? Before I left, I had still not googled “Camino de Santiago.” All I knew was that it a 600 km pilgrimage hike and I’d be hiking about half of it. In fact, I d...

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I am a Humble Man With Heart

I am a Humble Man With Heart

Reflections on my experience at PQ and a passage from “Fathered by God” Reflecting on Wilderness Camp In 2007, I was sent to a wilderness camp in South Point, Hawaii (big island) called Pacific Quest, a center for “troubled youth.” Umma and Abba (parents) sent me there because I had gotten into some trouble with the law, but most importantly, I was a living menace and demon...

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Reflecting Back at the Grotto

Reflecting Back at the Grotto

I only graduated from the University of Notre Dame last week. On the night before I took the flight over to Spain, my girlfriend Grace and I decided to visit the grotto on campus one last time, which is a huge tradition at the university and a seemingly good idea for me since I was about to embark on a six-month trip. We rode our bikes into campus to take a break from our crazy packing. At around ...

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