Ludovico’s Santiago Pilgrimage

Last winter, my young millennial assistant Ludovico Orsini told me that he aspired to gain speedy fluency in the French language, so he could apply for a special graduate program in France. I suggested that he spend a highly-intensive period in a part of France where no one spoke English (or where people didn’t know […]

Ludovico’s Nepalese Pilgrimage

My assistant, Ludovico, just completed another fabulous adventure. This time he journeyed through Nepal and decided to hike to Everest’s Base Camp. Below are some photos he took along the way and a description of his experiences. Ludovico’s Pilgrimage II: Nepal  After crossing Southeast Asia I found myself in Kathmandu, Nepal sans plan. I spent […]

KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Hazel Month Newsletter August 4, 2017

KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Hazel Month Newsletter August 4, 2017 Lammas Night In ancient times, Celtic months were named for trees. Today, August 4, is the last day of Tinne, the Celtic Holly month. Tomorrow, Coll, the month of the Hazel tree begins, kicked off each year on August 1 by Lammas,  the Eighth and last Celtic […]

KATHERINE NEVILLE’S April Pilgrimage Newsletter April 4, 2017

KATHERINE NEVILLE’S April Pilgrimage Newsletter April 4, 2017 April Arrives According to one of my favorite poets, TS Eliot, April is a scary month that brings unwanted feelings:      APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding      Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing      Memory and desire, stirring      Dull roots […]

The Pilgrim’s Guide to Santiago de Compostela by William Melczer

If you are interested in El Camino de Santiago (The Way of Santiago) – this is the best guide: The Pilgrim’s Guide to Santiago de Compostela by William Melczer Professor Melczer, an authority on the pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, translates the medieval pilgrim’s book with notes and fascinating history. There are four routes that […]