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all pics by Joy Kilpatrick…GREAT JOB, AMMAJI!!!… Team Ilg! oh man, what it takes to get both yourself AND your kid to the Start Line!? phew! reckon that’ll be my warmup again! — at Durango Nordic Track.   Well, Yesterday’s race day certainly was wholistic! chaotic, hard, sacred, tricky, and somewhat embarrassing! Finished 6th OA, […]

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…mind unruffled
shaking distractions away
like the wind-god
scatters a few
forest leaves.

– Kottitha
(written a few thousand years ago)

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Most Noble Sangha, Having considerable experience both personally and professionally in multi-day hiking and trail work/trailbuilding,   i wish to offer without charge this Proven Pathway which has kept many a hiker/trailworker healthy and capable of enduring the associated challenges which must be met, calmed, and conquered by the multi-day hiker/trail worker/builder…. feeble ilg only […]

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“Panta Rhei” said Heraclitus… everything flows, and you cannot step twice into the same stream… S(om)etimes, okay…nearly ALL the time,  people just crack me up. “OMG!   Look at your abs!   How old are you?”  thundered the likely (obviously) intoxicated voice from a female fellow hot-springer at the Pagosa Hot Springs Resort this past Sunday. “Uhhh…in […]

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The earthquakes (which the Hindi’s would recognize as Shiva Dancing) expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, or in a constant state of flux…that everything we build – be it family, finances, temples, et. al – can all be wiped out in a m(om)ent; so we should prepare for it.

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  pic;  feeble ilg Beginning Again and Again during a personal Practice of “Japa Mala” whereupon each bead of one’s Blessed Mala is fingered mindfully with an inner recitation of a syllable from one’s Blessed Mantra   Rarely can i peruse a paper or blog or scan through any form of social media these Kali […]

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Mother Earth Day!   What If Everybody Did It?

…besides, how often do you get to see a bona fide Princess picking up

other people’s trash?

“Daddy?”

“Yes, my love?”

“How come some people throw trash on our Mother Earth?”

“Well, baby girl?…they just didn’t have Go(o)d Teachers…that’s all…”

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Wet Lines,  Empty Mind…a mountain yogi’s funny fish tale…

ilg has been steadfastly stalking this huge, beautiful Trout Being for the past several weeks in a not-so-secluded pool just off the Colorado Trail near my childhood home up Junction Creek Canyon, Durango, Colorado. i’ve been in my Zendo, applying not only the mandatory Mantra’s for the safety of any harming ilg might cause, but also the Zen Archery technique to catching (and releasing) this beautiful Trout for weeks…visualizing which fly i’m going use, my approach, what time of the morning, my presentation of cast, the drift, the mend…you know, all the other 10,000 Things which keep fly fisherpeople like ilg awake at night…well, FINALLY, the Universe aligned Herself so this new, old Daddy could combine a training run with yet another ninja assault upon my Present Precious Trout Podium Being…the girls left the house early enough and i was alone!!! so, of course, i picked up a burrito to go and a pear (a pear?) along with my Ilg Supreme from Sunrider Herbs…that’s when the hilariousness of the Divine began…

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