Why Hike?

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A lot of young people mean well. They want to “help” us geezers by telling us we look younger than we are. Or that we can still do things we once did when we were younger. But what a set-up for failure! … Read More

Backpackerbill on Crutches?

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My hiking companion, Brandon, takes a few minutes before we start hiking to stretch his legs and torso.  And he does them when we complete our hike. I wait patiently. I have a set of stretching exercises that are much … Read More

Whatever Happened to Larry Darrell After the Razor’s Edge? – Chapter Two

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A Hermit in The City “No, I didn’t mean ‘hermit’ as a metaphor. At least it isn’t to him.” Larry Darrell was chatting with his friend in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel. “Blue is one of my regular passengers. … Read More

Whatever Happened to Larry Darrell After the Razor’s Edge? Chapter One

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The Meeting at the Algonquin Hotel   It’s understandable that the maître d’ wouldn’t take him for one of the hotel’s esteemed guests — dressed in waist-length denim jacket, neatly creased jeans and dark blue French beret. He had come … Read More

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 the Bhagavad Gita Before Taking My Hikes

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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

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