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Could the Bhagavad Gita Settle Whether God Exists Or Not?
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Reading a few verses from the Bhagavad Gita had me wondering. What if those who heatedly debate whether God exists or not read these few verses? I mean if they read them with an open mind sincerely trying to understand their depth? Whichever … Read More

Why I Read from the Bhagavad Gita Before I Take My Morning Hike
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For a few minutes every morning, before I hike, I clear my mind in silent meditation. I then read a few verses of the ♥ Bhagavad Gita. ♥ (see footnote) I consider the Gita a universal, philosophical view of the reality that’s out there … Read More

Crossing the Grand Canyon on the Horse Thief Trail — Backpacking Geezer’s Memories
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I was eager to hike the Grand Canyon long before I began publishing Backpacker magazine in 1973. I was completely taken by Colin Fletcher’s classic backpacking book, The Man Who Walked Through Time. It’s an account of his two-month backpacking trek from … Read More

Geezer Tortoise-Hike Today
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There are days! Feeling so sluggish I didn’t want to get up. It’s Saturday, so why bother trying? Sure don’t feel like hiking.  Don’t even feel like getting second cup of coffee. I’m retired, so what difference will it make … Read More

Why We Geezer Hikers Have Better Brain Power!
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It’s true! Just moderate amounts of hiking actually sustains our mental abilities. This is not just anecdotal opinions of health advocates. It is results of dozens of studies conducted over the past few decades, involving thousands of geezer participants. Rush … Read More