Tag Archive: place

Apr 22

TREE FRIENDS I HAVE KNOWN

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I would like to pay tribute to the trees in my life.  They have been stalwart supports that have served to ground and memorialize milestones in my brief existence on this planet.   So often there has been a particular tree that would insist itself into my awareness each time I passed it in the course …

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Feb 12

PLAYING IN THE BAND

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Many years back I found myself hanging out in the mountains of Kashmir in the village of Aru.  This place was situated along the pilgrimage route to Amarnath Cave where hundreds of thousands of people trek each year to receive blessings from the naturally self created Shiva Lingam.  However what I wish to share with …

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Jan 15

THE MAGIC OF PLACE (Visiting the Taj Mahal)

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Places have a power that can be revealed depending on how we show up.  What is required is the suspension of our usual ways of making sense of things.  Rather than the grasping at information there is this invitation to allow things to come to you.   I’ve been reflecting on what should be my …

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Oct 30

THE IMPROVISED JOURNEY

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There is this tension between planning and allowing that occurs when we take a journey.  Clearly most of us create itineraries for a trip we want to make.  There are obvious reasons for this (i.e., consideration of cost, anticipated destinations that are on our bucket lists, constraints of time, who we travel with, and much …

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Aug 28

WHERE DID THIS COME FROM?

Travel Knick Knacks

One of the motivations for doing this blog is to turn readers on to the importance of elevating their relationships with the Earth and the Places she contains.  Many of us travel to experience such places and hopefully receive some kind of gift from them to bring home to our communities. Often we purchase “tourist …

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Aug 13

Relating to Place

Delores Park, San Francisco

As I embarked on my daily walk around the park I live near, it occurred to me that I had grown acustomed to “her face” to borrow from a line in the Broadway show “My Fair Lady”.  Prior to this I had taken “her” existence for granted.  But now I began to realize that my …

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Jul 09

Ruins and Echoes

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    I have this love affair with ruins.  Ruins are the quintessential dreamscapes.  Wandering among them conjures up a host of impressions that entertain my imagination.  And yet, as much as I can indulge in some fantastic reverie, they also hint of other realities.

Jun 03

Getting Lost And Found

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    I like to get lost.  For many this would be anathema.  For me it is an invitation for adventure. Travel brings this to the forefront. Getting lost is a process.  It follows an arc that often starts with a sort of panic.  In this uncertainty my senses are heightened and I become hyper …

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Apr 02

Welcome to GlobalWalkabouts™

This is my inaugural blog post for GlobalWalkabouts. I want to share with you and, hopefully, an expanding audience the ideas I have been exploring about a way we can relate to our planet and all the richness and diversity it manifests.  The inception of this idea was prompted by some powerful, even ecstatic, epiphanies …

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