I Like to Watch

Everyone, it seems, is out to cram as much fun as possible into the weekend.

dirt paths

In Praise of Dirt Roads

There are dirt paths you can walk or dirt roads you can drive (or walk). I like ‘em both, but what I …

Desperate measures

I set myself a “stupid small” goal of writing just ten words. That’s all. If I could do that, I would consider the day a success.


Robin Williams, Rest in Peace

I am heartbroken at the news of Robin Williams’s tragic passing. As a tribute, I am rerunning this post from several years ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



Have you ever seen a Midwestern tourist on winter vacation in a sunny clime? Bermuda shorts and legs the color of Xerox paper? That was me, year-round, only I had the good sense to avoid wearing shorts.

My new camp in the aspens

The end of camp hosting

So, I quit. After sleeping on it, I woke up early, packed up LaVanne, and left Minaret Falls campground for the last …


This is the question

My prime directive was so ingrained that I didn’t even realize it until I tried to change it.

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