What happens when a society stops valuing thinking as work? What happens when commodities become more important than the people that produce them?
What happens when the "adults" in the room fail us? Children step up. Will they be the planet's salvation? It looks like that might be the case.
Why do people go outside? I mean, besides the obvious, like having to go to work or move from the house to some other point in the world. What draws […]
St. Patrick’s day 2019, a bar in R.I. “Hey, are you doing car bombs tonight?” “Of course”, said the waitress, as I racked up another game of 8-ball for the […]
“Being accustomed to climb trees in making botanical studies, I experienced no difficulty in reaching the top of this one, and never before did I enjoy so noble an exhilaration […]
Transitioning from high school to college can often be a jarring experience. Students worry, have lots of questions: What will be the same? What will be different? Should I live […]
Are you a reader? I mean like, are you mad about reading? Do you read a lot? At least a book a week? If you’ve found this site, I bet […]
I was running down the mountain as fast as I could, while still being safe, trying to quickly return to the car to retrieve water so that I could hike […]
All too often, inexperienced writers view, or worse, use, the comma as a pause in a sentence. While it’s true that we pause at commas, as we would any mark […]
Dear Readers, As I continue to try to find a work life balance that works for this blog, as well as the time to keep original content coming, please check […]
Trust me. I should know. I’m one of them. And if you are someone easily offended by foul, vulgar, profane language, this essay might not be for you. There is […]
Last night I had the strangest dream. I was driving in an SUV, ran over a lovely flower bed on some private land and momentarily got stuck in a man-made […]
In Ben Montgomery’s eye-opening profile, Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail, readers encounter the real life folk heroin Emma Gatewood. On the […]
This “lightning lesson” in grammar, a super short but very helpful lesson on how to write clearly and correctly, won’t make you the next Shakespeare or Hemingway. It will, however, […]
In my previous post on John Salathé, I covered the “early years”. That period of his life covered pretty much all that we know up until he arrived in Yosemite. […]