Thursday, April 29, 2010

What I Am Reading

Dear Lucy,

I am in the middle of reading "I'm Off Then" a title that fits my mental status these past many months. Here is a blurb about it from

Overweight, overworked, and disenchanted, Kerkeling was an unlikely candidate to
make the arduous pilgrimage across the Pyrenees to the Spanish shrine of St.
James, a 1,200-year-old journey undertaken by nearly 100,000 people every year.
But he decided to get off the couch and do it anyway. Lonely and searching for
meaning along the way, he began the journal that turned into this utterly frank,
engaging book. Filled with unforgettable characters, historic landscapes, and
Kerkeling's self-deprecating humor, I'm Off Then is an inspiring travelogue, a
publishing phenomenon, and a spiritual journey unlike any other.

This pilgrimage has become popular since Shirley McClain did it and wrote a book about it. Of course, McClain gets a little airy-fairy about her beliefs in the book but the travel part of it is worth the read.

I myself would love to to part of the trek someday and have checked a short version on

Maybe one day...


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