The Ways of Walking

Research by Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Introduction and Plan for the Website


    I have enjoyed walking, primarily in cities, in California, for over 57 years.  As a child and teenager, growing up in East Los Angeles, I walked many places and rode the bus.  In my full-time working years, I walked early in the morning in neighborhoods like Bell Gardens and Hacienda Heights.  For the last fourteen years, I have walked four days a week on the long cul-de-sac in front of my home in rural Red Bluff.  I have hiked many mountain trails in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon.  As an experienced and enthusiastic walker and hiker, naturally, I hope to find ways to encourage you to join in this delightful, interesting and health enhancing pastime. 


Here is the path I have walked four days a week since 1998.  It is a .35 mile, asphalt paved, cul-de-sac, Kilkenny Lane, in Red Bluff, California.  Kilkenny Lane moves in an east-west direction from the front of my home to Highway 99 West.  I practice Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong in the circular area in front of my house shown the foreground of this picture.  I walk at dawn. 


    I have enjoyed reading scores of books on the subject of walking.  I plan to share information on the books available and comments about some of these books. 

    Since 2000, I have collected quotations about walking.   I intend to greatly expand this collection in 2012 and 2013.   

    Since 1986, I have practiced Chinese energy work (qigong), and Chinese internal martial arts (Taijiquan, Cane, Jian). Since 2000, I have practiced Hatha Yoga.  I am currently a certified teacher of yoga and taijiquan, and teach in Red Bluff, California.  Many of these arts include practices related to walking, stepping, walking conditioning programs, and circle walking.  I intend to share some of these methods and techniques at this website. 

    Living in Red Bluff, California, provides me with ready access to hiking opportunities in Northern California.  I plan to give you some suggestions on the best hikes I have taken in the area. 

    Finally, I would like to share some stories about my walking and hiking experiences. 

    So, please return again in 2012, this website will increase in value. 


Best wishes,

Mike Garofalo
Red Bluff, California
Mt. Lassen (10,462 Feet) is in the background 

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The Ways of Walking

Research by Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Introduction Bibliography Links
Quotations 1 Quotations 2 Quotations 3
Quotations 4 Quotations 5 Quotations 6
Quotations 7 Quotations 8 Cloud Hands Blog
Labyrinths Sacred Circles Hiking
Meditation Ba Gua Zhang Themes
Taiji Walking Eighty Eight Ideas for Walking Standing
Green Way Cloud Hands Experiments
Walking Blog Consciousness Well-Being

























Michael P. Garofalo's E-Mail

A Brief Biography of Michael P. Garofalo


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Walking, Walks, Walkabouts, Walker, Hiker,
Sauntering, Meandering, Strolling, Wander, Wandering, Saunter
Promenade, Ambulate, Shuffle, Fast Walking, Competitive Walking
Gait, Stride, Limp, Pace, March, Quick Step, Browse, Window Shopping, Sight Seeing
Walking Meditation, Contemplative Walks, Kinhin, Pilgrimages, Stroll, Tramping
Labyrinths, Sacred Circles,
Marching, Parading, Circumnavigation
Path, Pathway, Trail, Sidewalk, Road,
Quotations, Quotes, Sayings, Poems, Aphorisms, Quips, Epigrams, Cliches
Bibliography, Links, Resources, Guides, Commentary, Notes, Journal
Ba Gua Zhang, Pa Kua Chang, Circle Walking, Walking Martial Arts
Hiking, Trekking, Mountaineering
Promenade, Marche, Flānez, Flānerie, Hausse, Alpinisme
Wandern, Wanderung, Weg, Gehen, Schlendern Sie, Saunter, Bergsteigen
Caminata, El Caminar, Alza, El Ir de Excursion, Mountaineering
Camminata, Camminare, Aumento, Passeggi,
Прогулка, Гулять, Погуляйте,
Quotations, Quotes, Sayings, Poems, Aphorisms, Quips, Epigrams, Cliches
Bibliography, Links, Resources, Guides, Commentary, Notes, Journal


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