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

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

My Best Friend and Hiking Partner Is Gone

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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