Welcome to Caminobleu!

On the roadside along the Via Francigena nel Sud, April 2019, photo by Torill Lyngby from Trondheim, Norway

Welcome to travel along with Kent and Linnea, on pilgrim routes and other journeys, at home and abroad. I will also be reflecting on everyday life, and eventually also share family history and stories.

Remembering Zachary

A life cut short Zachary, the bright, sweet blue-eyed blond child who was my daughter’s best friend when they were both three years old, died suddenly last Thursday at the age of thirty-nine. He left a wife and much-loved young daughter and outlived an infant son. During his golden childhood, we were all charmed by…

Christmas Greetings 2022

It has been a busy week with the grandchildren here, and our house filled with more activity than we are used to. So, apologies to those of you to whom we didn’t get around to sending personal messages this year.

Family Feud

September 15, 2022 I thought a week’s stay in the 1880s farmhouse built by my great-grandfather would be an uninterrupted time of peaceful reflection amid a busy three weeks of visiting friends and relatives in three states. It was not. There was no Wi-Fi to interrupt the day, although I could get faint internet access…

Reading Braiding Sweetgrass and Childhood Memories: June 27, 2022

I woke up shortly after three this morning. I don’t know why. Perhaps I subconsciously knew that this was the birthday of my two children, now thirty-nine and forty-three years old. But I wasn’t thinking of them, and I wasn’t worrying about world problems. I was wondering what had happened to the Global Entry renewal…

The Pink Snowsuit and the Flowing Well

While my friend Lydia and I were walking along the North Valley irrigation ditches the other day, we came across a narrow plank bridge. The path ended just beyond it, so we had to cross or turn back. As we got closer, it was evident that the bridge was wider than it looked from a…