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Breathe

I admit I didn’t think much about breathing until recently when my son strongly recommended a book for the family.  After some due diligence in listening to the author interviewed on a Joe Rogan podcast I was convinced I needed to read the book myself and quietly slid the stack of real and virtual books…

Fitness | Hiking | Philosophy | Poetry | Walking

Cloud-Hidden, Somewhere on the Mount

“I asked the boy beneath the pines. He said, “The Master’s gone alone Herb-picking somewhere on the mount, Cloud-hidden, whereabouts unknown.” – Chia Tao Inevitably I had to arrive at Alan Watts.  I’ve circled around his work for some time, and finally landed on Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown, which is as much personal journal as philosophical…

Exercise | Fitness | Hiking | History | Travel | Walking

Hiking Mount Garfield

As U.S. Presidents go, James Garfield is barely remembered, but he seemed like a decent guy.  He fought for the Union primarily to eradicate slavery, and is the only President to be elected from a seat on the House of Representatives.  So he should be viewed favorably and as an American success story.  Unfortunately, his tenure…

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Beginning With Waumbek

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir The workout today was pretty straightforward: hike a total of 7 miles round trip up one of New Hampshire’s forty-eight 4000 footers. I’ve hiked at least a dozen of them before , some multiple times, but I didn’t track it officially. So I’m simply…

Stargazing | Walking

A Walk Amongst the Stars

Walking out, the night was pleasantly still and clear, and I instinctively glanced up to see what the walk had in store for me in the darkening sky.  Venus shining brightly in the west offered promise, with a faint El Nath riding just above her.  El Nath is the star that marks the tip of…