Remembering the Road

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As the winter draws to a close and the spring flowers efface the gray, gray landscape, our imaginations are turning back to our 70 days on the road. It’s hard to stay inside and the walls seem to be squeezing us too tight. We’ve had happy occasion to jump back into the pilgrimage experience in […]

Luther on His Way Home

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In the dreary coldness of February I have to admit to not being entirely sad that we aren’t walking back from Rome, especially thinking of the rotten weather that Luther certainly would have encountered in the famously harsh winter of 1510-11. But five hundred years ago this month he was on his way back home, […]

Here I Walk 2011 Calendar!

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Quite a number of people wrote and asked us about making a calendar with photos from our journey… and we are nothing if not obliging to our fans! This will be only for 2011–commemorating Luther’s actual arrival in Rome and return journey to Erfurt–so don’t delay till 2012. And just think what marvelous Christmas presents […]

On the Air with Rick Steves

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We enjoyed a peaceful weekend of the country life in Virginia. While out for a run I scared a blue heron out of a patch of lush watercress growing in stream, and the trees were all a-twitter with blue jays and bluebirds, downy woodpeckers and cardinals. In the evenings the full harvest moon has been […]

One Last Hurrah at Roanoke College

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Our “post-pilgrimage” has just about wound down now. On Thursday night we were the guest speakers at a Faith and Reason lecture and dinner at Roanoke’s Center for Religion and Society. We had a good crowd and a very curious one! Our host finally had to call the questions to a reluctant halt so we […]

Thursday at Roanoke

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We’re just wrapping up our stay at Lenoir-Rhyne (more on that soon to come!) but just wanted to let you know, if you’re in the area, that we’ll be speaking at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, on Thursday the 18th at 5 p.m. in the Garrett Room at the Colket Center. We also got an […]

Two Martins’ Days at Augsburg College

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It has been a whirlwind here and, strangely enough, harder to keep up with the blog than when we were walking all day… I suppose because our daily tasks have more variety than the pilgrimage rhythm of walk, eat, write, sleep, and walk again. We had a wonderful time at Augsburg College in Minneapolis during […]

Back in the U.S. of A.

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We have been stateside since Sunday night and are still in the process of battling the worst jet lag either of us can ever remember having, waking up at 3 a.m. still exhausted but unable to fall back asleep. I think it’s as much the disorientation that comes from the abrupt end to our long […]