Monthly Archives: August 2012

San Sebastian, Spain

I have been wanting to go to San Sebastian ever since I heard about its reputation for amazing food over 6 years ago. Unfortunately, I think I picked the wrong day to visit (or so I thought at first)…today as I came through the Northern Spanish mountains by bus it begin to rain, and rain, and rain. By the time I arrived in town, the streets were empty, the shoppes all closed (it’s also unfortunately a Sunday), and the rain continued to fall. To be honest it was a nice reprieve from the heat of Madrid, but this supposedly lively beach town was, as far as I could tell, all indoors.

The hostel was a 20 minute, wet, lonely walk from the bus station and possibly one of the most over-priced, messy and cramped hostels I have ever stayed in. But that’s ok, it’s just a place to sleep really.

After a few hours in town the rain let up with just enough time to go for a walk to see the town and take some photos. And to my pleasure, San Sebastian is one of the most stunningly beautiful towns I have ever seen! And the weather made it all the more so…sometimes the silver lining in the cloud are the clouds themselves, so here’s a little taste of this incredible place!

~Enjoy~

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The Deathpisode

I don’t sound as bad as I thought I would on this :). Great episode!

'portlandians'

 

Guests:

Lauriel Arwen, Sean, Orion, The Anonylosopher (or Bird of Prey/ or Soldier of Misfortune/ or The Philosoraptor).  There’s a poll just below these words to choose his name.  Vote yer pants off!!!  It’ll get you ready for November (…you might need your pants off in November).

 

We talk about:

How US culture deals with death, but specifically…What happens when we die?, Occam’s Razor, faith & beliefs, mysticism, Jung’s “Collective Unconscious”, ‘good art’, the creative process, philosophy, God

 

 

 

Click the play button to listen:

Just in case the audio player isn’t showing up on your device, clickhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Passion of the Christ’ & Jim Caviezel stories:

1) CBN’s ‘700 Club’ interview

2) Fox ‘News’ interview

3) IMDB

4) Democratic Underground

5) Starpulse

 

 

 

Hey folks! I’d really like to make a living…

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Madrid: First Impressions

I have only been in Madrid for about half a day now and while I’m hot, tired and still in a daze from the flights, I am finding the city to be quite charming. Although it seems that it’s charm may come from the fact that the city is practically empty, I’m guessing from people being on summer vacation, but that is making it remarkably quite and un-hurried, something I love.

Here are a few of the photos I took during a small walk I went on around the neighborhood of the hostel where I’m staying. A few things that caught my eye was this small group of people protesting the government’s proposed spending cuts, the large amount of graffiti in the city and the lovely street signs on the side of buildings.

Once I get my wits about me and get a full nights sleep I will update with more photos and information….until then, enjoy!

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Hey Spain! I’m Coming for You!

I leave for Spain in the morning and I have to say that I’m pretty excited, but I’m also secretly nervous. I’ve never done anything quite like this before…my first completely independent trip abroad and one in which I will be pushing my physical comfort zone pretty significantly. I keep thinking about what it will feel like to walk 650 miles. I love walking, but will I love walking that much? Will I be constantly exhausted and sore, or will I feel energized and inspired? Is my pack too heavy? Did I forget anything important? I know that ultimately none of these questions matter, but while I wait to leave I can’t help but think about what’s to come.

But, in just a day and a half and two flights later I will be in Madrid and it will be pushing 100 degrees. I’m going to be hot and tired and excited, but a few days after that I will be at the start of the Camino and my journey will begin whether I am ready or not! And I guess the truth is that my journey began the moment I decided to do this trip, so ready or not here I come!

Cheers!

Hey Spain! I’m Coming for You!

I leave for Spain in the morning and I have to say that I’m pretty excited, but I’m also secretly nervous. I’ve never done anything quite like this before…my first completely independent trip abroad and one in which I will be pushing my physical comfort zone pretty significantly. I keep thinking about what it will feel like to walk 650 miles. I love walking, but will I love walking that much? Will I be constantly exhausted and sore, or will I feel energized and inspired? Is my pack too heavy? Did I forget anything important? I know that ultimately none of these questions matter, but while I wait to leave I can’t help but think about what’s to come.

But, in just a day and a half and two flights later I will be in Madrid and it will be pushing 100 degrees. I’m going to be hot and tired and excited, but a few days after that I will be at the start of the Camino and my journey will begin whether I am ready or not! And I guess the truth is that my journey began the moment I decided to do this trip, so ready or not here I come!

Cheers!