Why I Love Hiking

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There is a stillness in the forest. And I love it. Actually, there are sounds out there. But they are like music.  And speak to me in wind and birdsong, instead of words. I’ve learned from my years of meditation that this is … 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

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

An Early Early Spring Hike

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The other day we had a truly by-golly spring day after several days warm enough to melt much of the snow at our altitude.  Warm, sunny bright, better-be-outdoors day! My prayer book that day had this appropriate advice: Live outdoors … Read More

I Awoke to a Blizzard

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We Already Have 8 Inches This Morning And the storm is expected to last for three days! Not that I am complaining. This is a prime ski area, probably the best in North America for downhill skiing.  So it’s a … Read More

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