Evolution Questions

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Can Someone Answer My Questions? Sometimes when I am camped out on a trail the thought arises about the Darwinian prime mover they say creates new species – Natural Selection. It came to mind for example, when I was feeding … Read More

Practicing Attention While Hiking

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 Gaining Control of My Attention I learned an exercise on the first day of the first session of a class I took twenty-seven years ago that changed my life. I’ve been practicing this exercise daily ever since. It has given … Read More

Who is it Who Comes to Attention?

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Who, Me?   I’ve written before about how hiking trains me to come to attention. Today I’d like to get a bit philosophical and ask a dumb question: “When we come to attention, just who is it that comes to attention?” … Read More

Old Dodderers in the Backcountry

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We Must Have Been a Sight! We old dodderers can’t stop taking to the woods. My nephew Kenn Petsch is my favorite hiking companion. We have hiked dozens of times in the Grand Canyon, doing it just about end to end … Read More

Evolution – Fact OR Theory? The Turkey?

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Evolution Questions on our Hike As I view trees, flowers, bushes, insects, deer, elk, rabbits, chippers out on the trail, and especially their tracks, I often wonder how they manage to survive. Just today when Kenn and I were hiking the … Read More

My Big Questions About “Time”

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Adults Thought I Was Nuts! Whenever I brought up my “big questions” as a youngster, people left the conversation for a “more interesting” subject. Some though, were more direct, gave me a weird look and asked, “Why’d you want to know?” When … Read More

Geezer Backpacking

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I’m an Old Guy Backpacker It is really about how much I love the backcountry. I’m 87 years old and still backpacking. I’m making my camp in my favorite Ponderosa pine forest during the full moon. I try to do a backpacking … Read More

Why Is there Something and Not Nothing?

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What’s Out There in the Beyond? I’ve slept out under the stars many times, particularly in deserts.  One time in the Grand Canyon I had begun backpacking late in the afternoon, heading down the Thunder River Trail. After crossing about a mile … Read More

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