Geezer Backpackers’ Spiritual Vibrations

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My Wise Mentor My paternal grandfather was the least educated, but the wisest one in our family. Granddad was a born seer. With but a third-grade education he nonetheless knew the art of meditation. He’d spend time in daily contemplation, emptying his … Read More

Finding Life’s Purpose

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Hiking causes me to wonder about such things   When I see pine cones beneath towering ponderosa pines hundreds of years old, I realize their seeds have a purpose to create new pine trees — given the right sun, soil, moisture and … Read More

Isn’t there a Dog Heaven?

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March 6 — Today, my wife, Joy, and I hiked the Divisidero Trail where I last hiked with our dog, Tessa.  Every time I looked up I imagined her standing just before the next turn in the trail waiting for me, as … Read More

Another Spiritual Practice for Thinking Geezers

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It is all about how you give your attention! Here is a spiritual practice while hiking that keeps the mind centered. I do the practice at other times as well. For instance it was useful when I walked my dog at other times during … Read More

The Happiest Time of My Life

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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?

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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

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