Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Introducing Passages




Finding a name for this blog wasn’t easy.  Kevin suggested I call it, “On the Road: Notes from the Beat-up Generation,” but somehow that didn’t seem right. I toyed with several other names before deciding on “Passages,” because I sense this adventure—traveling for perhaps as long as 18 months or more—is certain to involve not only physical passages, such as border crossings, but also passages of a more mental, emotional, or spiritual nature. We invite you to come along with us as we explore these boundaries.

One caveat:  Although we have stated our desire is to travel for several months, we are viewing that as an option, not a goal.  A lot can happen.  If we get ill, or run out of money (!), or just decide we’re tired of traveling this way, we will come home.  But for the first time in our lives, we have a freedom we’ve never known before.  And so, we’re off.  First stop: Ireland.


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

(Frequently incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, this quote is cited by author H. Jackson Brown as written in a letter from his mother.)

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