Hope is the Virtue of a Pilgrim

We are all on a pilgrimage. Knowing we are on a journey, knowing we are made for something greater, knowing there is a destination – this is the root of hope. Walking the Camino de Santiago last summer brought light to the words of a talk I recently heard: hope is the virtue of a […]

What I Learned Walking 220 Miles

While walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, I met other pilgrims who were walking the way for their second, fifth, or even eighth time. While I was amazed and in awe as I struggled through my first Camino, I also understand now why some people get “hooked on” the Camino. More than any pain, […]

Killer Cucumbers and Global Food

There is a latest wave of preoccupation in Europe, as in Germany there have been 10 people killed and many more sick by cucumbers believed to be imported from Spain. The cucumbers are believed to be infected with E.coli, which leaves people with hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). As the BBC article explains: Most of the cases have […]