What Is Meant By “All the World Is an Illusion?”

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Buddhists say the world is an illusion So a physicist friend asks, “If all is illusion, how can we know what is true?” It’s a good question but not easily answered. From a Western perspective, the first name that comes to mind is … Read More

Quirky Taos Hiking Weather

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See that sky in the header.  It’s a Taos sky — sunshine and rain.   A friend says that when the weather service predicts rain in Taos with a percentage of probability, it doesn’t mean the probability that it is … Read More

Women Walking Dogs On the Hiking Trails

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Finding My Way – Both on the Trail and In My Head   I was feeling energetic so I chose a bit more strenuous trail this morning. Besides, I’ve a cramping in my calf muscle. So this trail, being steeper … Read More

A Final Good-bye to Our Dog, Tessa and Greetings to Our New Puppy

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Finally, our new girl’s mom, Sunday, had a litter of nine, four male and five female puppies. Hallelujah! One is ours!   We had to go hike Tessa’s favorite trail to let her know.   I’m sure I’m a wuss! … Read More

Boomer Hikers Enjoying the Santa Barbara Trail

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Yesterday my friend, Dennis Robins, and I hiked into the first stream-crossing on the West Fork of the trail, had lunch and were ambling back out. We bumped into a bouncy bunch of Boomers out for a Labor Day Weekend of … Read More

Mysteries of the Great Chain of Being for Geezers – I Mean BIG Mysteries!

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Something Otherworldly Hovers Just Beyond What We Can See! Watching a Stellar Jay flit from branch to branch in a pinyon pine tree near my camp gives me firsthand understanding of an ancient concept rarely talked about today – the Great … Read More

Is Your Dog Part Wolf?

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OK, Enough About My Dog, Tessa! And dogs on hiking trails How about a new film about dogs and their wolf ancestors? Yes, we found a BBC film, A Man and His Dogs, on Netflix streaming. Martin Clunes from BBC’s Doc Martin, … Read More

Be Here Now — In a Schoolroom?

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Instead of hearing all that’a wrong with the world, how about something  good? Linda Loudermilk posted on Facebook this cheery bit of news from a Baltimore school http://www.inhabitots.com/baltimore-elementary-school-deals-with-conflict-by-sending-kids-to-the-mindful-moment-room-instead-of-the-principals-office/ Worth emulating? Love it. Thank you, Linda.  

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