“How long have you been here?” Magellan asked a couple at the adjacent table at dinner during our second night at a small hotel in Spain. “We arrived mid-afternoon,” said Marc. “How did you get in?” Magellan asked. “We’ve been coming here for years and we’re in the system. Cristina programs our arrival and I […]
Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Radiating kindness over the entire world” Khuddaka Nikāya, Sutta Nipāta 9 “How would you like to hike to a village in the Tang Valley and […]
“I was wondering if you two would be interested in going on some sort of small getaway—maybe two nights on a gulf island, or Salt Spring? Just something small where we could go to a café/do a little hike/play Scrabble/I could have a West Coast experience before heading East,” read Clare’s email late last August. […]
It’s Saturday morning, April, autumn quietly deepening in the southern latitude. In New Zealand’s high alpine, the wind is swaying the tussock into rolling waves of grass that glint like strands of copper in the sun. This striking image replays itself at least weekly for Magellan and me, reviving the memory of our day on […]
It was our first September morning in Barcelona, a trip we’d been planning for months. Being early-rising jubilados, we were eager to explore the Sagrada Família on our own before our pre-booked tour began. Nothing prepared us for the awe that awaited.