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The Cookie Chronicles Chapter 18-The Walkabout

I'm the type of dog who loves to roam around


September 17, 2020

Karen Gregutt

There is one thing that gets Cookie-otherwise, the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)-repeatedly into big trouble.

We call it the Walkabout. The word has fallen into general usage but initially referred to a ritual journey by Aboriginal Australians. During these solo pilgrimages, the individual would head off into the Outback, often as a rite of passage into adulthood. The Walkabout was a break from the modern world and a spiritual practice as well, forging connections to traditional lands and practices.

Is it too much of a stretch to consider Cookie's walkabouts as somehow comparable? Let's consi...

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