Professor King and the Grand Church

Santiago de Compostela, writes the 20th c. American writer and Bryn Mawr professor, Georgiana Goddard King, “is a dead town, monumental and triste.” The very same vibrant, bustling Spanish town that greets thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year, that she herself visited every year, that she wrote about at considerable length – dead. What […]

Every Day, Everything You Want

What if that’s all it is? What if all the spiritual talk about finding God or yourself isn’t the thing that we take away from walking the Camino de Santiago? What if it’s just that for a few days, we can do whatever we want? I had this discussion with my daughter who is planning […]

Books, Books, Books!

This is a fun heads up! I’m starting a new series of guides to the Camino. The first will be a guide – specifically for English-speaking pilgrims – to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You can read lots of guides. They’re dense, filled with numbers, how high the towers are, when the building went […]