My Best Friend and Hiking Partner Is Gone

with 7 Comments

It came so so suddenly without the least bit of warning. My dog, Tessa, was such an integral part of all I did every day. She was in the prime of her life, healthy, spunky, so well-behaved and appreciative of everything we did … Read More

More Tips for Geezers to Avoid Falling

with No Comments

“You are younger today than you will ever be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow.” (Anonymous) As I trudged up the Divisidero Trail yesterday the thought occurred to me. Yes, I saw that hiking has had a … Read More

An Early Early Spring Hike

with No Comments

The other day we had a truly by-golly spring day after several days warm enough to melt much of the snow at our altitude.  Warm, sunny bright, better-be-outdoors day! My prayer book that day had this appropriate advice: Live outdoors … Read More

Way too Early for Springtime In the Rockies

with No Comments

The weather these past two weeks decimated my hiking options. Temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s melting the snow during the day and freezing it at night. Hence, slippery ice and snow or unbearably deep. sticky mud! So, … Read More

The Happiest Time of My Life

with 4 Comments

At 88 I’ve Never Been Happier! Like a Boston friend said, when I asked where he was going on his vacation, Why go anywhere when I’m already there? I too, am already there.  I mean here is my there. We’ve been retired … Read More

Darwin or Intelligent Design?

with No Comments

Evolution’s Sticky Wicket Philosopher of science, Thomas Kuhn, said that progress in science comes only after the prevailing generation of scientists dies off and a new generation of young scientists take over. The older generation is wed too tightly to their reputations, … Read More

I Awoke to a Blizzard

with No Comments

We Already Have 8 Inches This Morning And the storm is expected to last for three days! Not that I am complaining. This is a prime ski area, probably the best in North America for downhill skiing.  So it’s a … Read More

1 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19