All posts for the month May, 2012

Thanks, Doc

When I think of camping or canoe trips, the soundtrack in my head is usually Doc Watson. He died yesterday at the age of 89. There is nothing I can add that hasn’t already been said about him other than to say thank you for your playing and singing. Thank you for sharing your gifts. […]

Roughing It – My Backyard Camping Experience

LL Bean Sleeping Bag

On a recent Saturday night we loaded up the family truckster, got off the grid, and bravely went outdoors as a family and camped. Yes, we threw caution to the wind and set out on an adventure like Lewis and Clark or Indiana Jones – mere feet from all modern conveniences at a friends house […]

Sports Fatigue – Too Much Of A Good Thing

Remember when you were a kid and you would load up on junk food? My mom would say the junk food would spoil my dinner and she was right. She knew that if I filled up on the junk, I wouldn’t eat the stuff that was truly nourishing.¬† Said simply, too much of something “good” […]

March Dadness Revisited

The spring soccer season just ended for my daughter, so I went back and re-read my March Dadness post. Here are a few things I learned about¬† kids, coaching soccer, and my daughter. 1. Kids are resilient – I anticipated tears this season. It wouldn’t have shocked me if my daughter cried on my shoulder […]