The Journey Inside

I am contemplating my first solo adventure. Virginia has suggested and I have come to agree that a trip alone would be good for the soul. Get me out of my comfort zone. It will be a much rougher trek than Virginia is comfortable to make and I don’t blame her for wanting to sit this one out. Right now Equator is at the top of the list, but that could change any day. In the mean time, I try to get better at my version of Tai Chi. (It will be painfully obvious to most serious martial arts students that this is not how it is taught in most classic schools. However, call me the old fool that I am, good or bad, at this point in my life I do what feels right for me.)

About ragingtraveler

Hello there! Welcome to this crazy little blog of mine. The title is a reference to the famous Dylan Thomas poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night" (but rage against the dying of the light, etc. -- I drank a shot of Jameson's whisky in his honor at the White Horse pub in New York City a while back, a place where it is said he drank 18 shots of Jameson and died that night at 39; but that's another story.) And as Thomas declares in the poem, and if you are anything like me, you will not give up. You will not fade away. You will not go gentle into that good night. You will rage against the dying of of the light. You want to explore everything this life has to offer before we are dragged off, kicking and screaming, to that next Great Adventure. So let's see what this adventure is all about, shall we? Hey, along with my wife Virginia and our faithful dog, Wyatt Earp Clark (don't ask; it is supposed to be 'ironic'), we just moved to Portugal! For a year. Call it a gap year for geezers; an experiment in grey; an are-you-crazy-or-what-senior-meltdown -- call it whatever you like, but this is our way of stepping out of our comfort zone, not settling in for life's last stand. Call it brave or foolish (or a little of both), we are committed to taking a peek around every corner we can. While we still can. Care to join us? Welcome aboard, matey! View all posts by ragingtraveler

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