Author Archives: Adam Nathan

Mad Men Predictions through New Year’s 1970

Melanie and I spent date night on Saturday having sushi and plotting out the major developments of Mad Men between now and the end of the show – which we believe runs through next season. We were watching “Sunday’s” episode last night and she scolded me for not posting them earlier because – we believe […]

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – April 21, 2013

French itinerant painter and writer Patrick Jager is the author of numerous published collections of watercolors, created on long treks. He’s travelled to Nepal, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Thailand and Malaysia. Generally headed to points East, he turned to the West and walked the Camino. For several more images look here. To buy his collection, go […]

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – April 14, 2013

When I first travelled to England with my wife to meet her family, we spent several weeks driving around the countryside. I pulled the car over about every ten minutes to take picture of sheep. I have the photos to prove it. But none of them are as good a picture as this one. Pierre […]

Distant Camel Train

Caravan. Great shot from an excellent series. Don’t look away until you’ve found the camels.

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – April 7, 2013

Abandoned boots litter the Camino like 18-wheeler truck rubber on the highway roadside – but they aren’t usually so cleverly  left behind. Some great images from Izzy Hudgins walk here. * March 31, 2013 Photo of the Week  Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week Archive Twitter: @caminophotoofwk Each week features an image or […]

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – March 31, 2013

There are cairns the entire length of the journey. Usually they pop up along the side of the route or at crossroads. Small sprigs of flowers are placed near them, pictures of loved ones, random objects. They start to become a barely noticed part of the journey. But there are places along the way where […]

My New Ringtone


Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – March 24, 2013

Something different this week. I’m including a guest essay and posting from Jane Blanchard who has a terrific book out right now, Women of the Way Embracing the Camino. Jane’s become a friend and fellow traveler on the journey to sharing our Camino experiences. She also has a helpful blog on the challenge of getting […]

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – March 17, 2013

Provocative questions are a big part of the Camino experience — and not just the ones that come up over dinner. Many of them push on a question that can be very difficult to answer: why are you doing this and what do you expect to happen when you arrive at the end? The closer […]

One Bag Nomad

A completely inspirational woman returns home from a 9 month vagabond journey on $70 a day, and I mean she went everywhere. Her top experiences are an inspiration, her favorite books and quotes inspiring. This blog deserves a massive following and her friends are lucky to have her home. Check it out…

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – March 3, 2013

In November I featured an image from Sherry Ott that showed one of the uglier sides of the Camino. This week I’ve pulled a crisp, clean pilgrim’s passport and stamp from her collection. * February 24, 2013’s Photo of the Week Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week Archive Each week features an image […]

March 04

Elton John’s Maple Drive Oscar Party (3/3)

The wait staff, of which I was a member, could tell you the exact ingredients in the dishes. They could explain with words and subtle hand movements how the parts and techniques comprised the sublime culinary whole – gesticulating “smoothing” and “sprinkling” and “gently folding” like auditioning hand models. They could tell you about the rich mineral […]

Elton John’s Maple Drive Oscar Party (2/3)

Stage right of the piano there was an oyster bar with handsome young men dressed just as handsomely in white buttoned kitchen jackets. They filled mignonette ramekins, speared lemon wedges with cocktail forks and effortlessly cracked open Kumamotos, tucking them into clean white beds of ice. And all the while they would laugh good-naturedly at […]

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – February 24, 2013

Another great shot from Mark Teiwes’ series of Camino photographs. We previously featured a photograph of his here. * February 17, 2013’s Photo of the Week Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week Archive Each week features an image or piece of writing that captures something special about the Camino de Santiago. If you […]

Humble Tasks – William Feather

No task is so humble that it does not offer an outlet for individuality.