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my precious lifelong Sacred River – many of my friends who used to poke fun at me since i always refer to the Animas as, ‘Our Sacred River,’ are NOT poking fun at me now! – is now a fluid ribbon of toxicity which requires me as a Blessed and Sworn Dharma Protecter to dig deep into my yogic/spiritual warrior quiver to re-iterate my LifeMessage since 1985:

The Outdoors is Sacred>Care For It Unconditionally!

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What Do You Hear In Silence?

Published on Jun 22, 2015 by in Uncategorized

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What Do You Hear In Silence?

  “Go Silent!” commanded one of my formative Zen Teachers… i sat. i listened to the silence. sat some more. listened to the silence some more. in conventional American Fitness Training, we are not trained to listen to the Silence. in fact?  in conventional American Fitness Training?   we are trained to drown out the […]

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“Daddy…i’m not so nervous now that I am here…I LIKE THIS PLACE!”

the PLACE to Dewa (7) was referring was a rolling pinyon and ponderosa-studded ranch located about 12 miles northeast of a Tibetan-like refuge of crazy alpine beauty known as Westcliffe, Colorado. i’ve never been never before my ol’ snowshoe racing pal and legendary Burro Racer (yeah, i said, Burro Racer) invited me to be a “Celebrity Athlete” along with Chris McDougall who just penned a NY Times Bestselling book called, Natural Born Heroes which documents the Tarahumara Natives of Copper Canyon and their relationship with an enigmatic white runner turned guru, Micah True. I, Dewa, and Sandra would spend the weekend with Chris at the Woolfe Hotel in ‘downtown’ Westcliffe – which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings because it was built in 1887 and is still amazingly reflective of that era. it’s also haunted which, well, that’s another story. let’s just say we had a very interesting pre-race night.

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How feeble ilg spent a 53rd Birthday on this Plane(t) during a very paltry incarnation; finishing in the top ten of a 3-day cycling stage race and easing the lactic acid from my muscles through Steve ilg’s High Performance Yoga, and hanging with my precious family…the way i live my life is my response to all […]

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Big Medicine Day for feeble ilg..i re-visited after a couple of decades my old ‘office’ of Eldorado Canyon where during a decade i was engulfed in a tidal wave of sacred creation; where once i put up dozens of First Ascents which to this day, legions of rock climbers still monument my original ascents…oh, baby, have things changed since my near daily pilgrimages to this unspeakably precious crayola-colored canyon hallmarked by a clear, wild creek rushing over still tumbling (though be it in slow-motion) boulders.

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  student quote of the week has GOT to go to….: Radine Dempsey of my ol’ h(om)etown of Boulder, CO who said: “I have the very first fitness and wellness plan you developed for me from 1980 something – lol. Table Mesa, Farentino’s, Randy Owen… You are the one who rocks!” *** sure wish i […]

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it’s Go(o)d to feel a little afraid…moments before Toeing The Start Line of the 44k Leadville Loppet..race temp a balmy 6 degrees…without the wind chill…not counting the start line elevation of 10, 251′   it’s a strange thing mystifying… how suddenly things change. three days ago, i looked out my bedroom window at the snowless […]

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When Aspens Can No Longer Whisper To Me…

These are my happy times, when the Aspens can no longer whisper their cheers to me… when, lower, the harvest begins to wane and the Bear Beings begin etching their long nocturnal nap beds…. when I force myself time and again to my lonely walk and work to the utmost upon this aging body of mine… There is warmth in the valleys

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