Revising the List

I first met Erica Crotts and her husband five or six years ago, I think, back when they were still undergraduates who were attending International Arts Movement conferences in New York. So I was delighted by Erica’s lovely article about revising her to-do list after the birth of their first child: I’m learning that life [Read More…]

Climbing the Mammoth Crest with My Son

Yesterday, I shared some further thoughts on hiking with my daughter. Before I leave behind my summer vacation, I thought I might share a couple photos of a hike I took with my son, Nathan. We were vacationing in Mammoth Lakes, California, a High Sierra town known especially for its excellent skiing. But this is [Read More…]

Teaching My Daughter How to Hike: Further Evidence

A few days ago, I put up a post about teaching my daughter how to hike. These lessons happened when she was a young girl. Now, on the cusp of adulthood, Kara is sill a great hiker. And she still likes to lead the pack. I have proof from our recent vacation:     [Read more…]

Teaching My Daughter How to Hike – Did I Do a Bad Thing?

Years ago, I taught my daughter how to be a “good” hiker. But, in the process, did I do a bad thing? I have always loved hiking. I don’t need to dangle from ropes, trudge for miles with a hefty backpack, or scale Mt. Everest. But I enjoy getting out into nature, walking on quiet [Read More…]


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