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  1. Scott Powell

    One Weird Thought - Radicalized

    I genuinely regret any discomfort the word ‘radicalized’ in my post may have created for some of you. It is a word loaded with sad associations for many of us. Even so, I’m reluctant to surrender even a word to those that do us evil. The word radical is inherently neutral. Radical actions...
  2. Scott Powell

    One Weird Thought - Radicalized

    Maybe I can clarify my post. I was stunned myself to recognize I had something in common with people who commit acts that are a plague on our world. Specifically, terrorists frequently are mobilized to action by videos, articles online, etc. and have been labeled ‘self-radicalized.’ Not...
  3. Scott Powell

    One Weird Thought - Radicalized

    I was reading the news the other day about another act of terrorism. Senseless violence by a lone attacker acting out in a way that was horrific, life-altering, and ultimately made sense to only him. Then it hit me – I am self-radicalized. I’ve done dramatic things that seem to make sense...
  4. Leaving Portomarin Early

    Leaving Portomarin Early

  5. Scott Powell

    Camino Success Despite Being Overweight and Over 55

    Mooncat, I can sympathize with any doubts you may have prior to starting your Camino. Probably most of us experience that – I certainly did. If you want to ‘prove’ to yourself you are physically ready to go, I would focus on doing some back-to-back long walks since that’s what the Camino is...
  6. Scott Powell

    Camino Success Despite Being Overweight and Over 55

    I am almost 60 years old and still overweight despite dropping almost 15 kg in 5 months training and then 2 weeks walking the Camino. I wanted to offer encouragement having met a number of similar hikers (older, recently retired, could lose some weight) while completing my Compostela in May...