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A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz

By Kurt Koontz

Kurt Koontz idea he was once prepared for his 490-mile strolling journey at the historical Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path in Spain.

He used to be healthy and robust. He had a very good guidebook and all of the correct apparatus. His pilgrim passport may provide him entry to the safeguard of hostels alongside the way in which. yet all that, even if beneficial, didn't start to surround the grandeur of his exterior or inner experience.

A Million Steps climbs over the excessive meadows of the Pyrenees, quests in the course of the unceasing wind of the Meseta, and dances within the rains of Galicia. whereas following the yellow arrows that mark the direction, Koontz additionally navigates via his own heritage of dependancy, restoration, and love.

With outgoing humor and friendliness, he embraces the wonderful thing about the geographical region and pleased connections to different pilgrims from world wide. half diary, half travelogue, one million Steps is a trip inside of a trip all of the solution to the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela and past.

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They were graciously acknowledging the fawning Washington toadies who milled around them, smiling and shaking hands and kissing cheeks. Mrs. Bush was wearing an elegant silky frock, but when she stood with the light behind her you could see her undies. Big, comfortable knickers, what are known in enlightened circles as passion killers, in what looked like a floral pattern. Ideal for a long night of smiling and nodding and being a good sport at the annual press, showbiz, and politics bunfight that is the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

They had schemes for the proles. Housing schemes—vast areas of cheap matchbox houses with none of the attendant luxuries of urban life, like a cinema or a store or a library, just miles of miserable towers built on the edge of the city. They looked and felt not unlike the projects on the outskirts of Moscow or East Berlin, with the added bonus of the damp Scottish climate to up the ante of misery. But Cumbernauld wasn’t just a scheme. It was a plan. A big plan. An entire new town built about fifteen miles outside Glasgow itself.

Her hair was raven dark and her eyes as blue-green as Celtic coral. She was luscious and slightly zaftig, a stunning, clever young woman, which I suspect made her a target for jealousy and contempt from the less genetically gifted. It must have been difficult and embarrassing for her, and my mother inevitably developed a hardness, a shell with which to protect herself. I think she also had to hide her brilliance in order to compensate for her looks, and that ultimately made her angry. Netta looked like Elizabeth Taylor, but Netta was tough.

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