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In the fall of 2017, my wife, Judy, and I paid a camping and hiking visit to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. This was a pilgrimage of sorts because while we had camped and hiked in many national parks, we’d never experienced an environment so haunting and pristine as that vast ecosystem where … Continue reading A Tale of Two Presidents
Many years ago our children were fascinated by a book entitled “Paddle-to-the-Sea” by Holling Clancy Holling. It told the story of an Indian boy who carved a little canoe with a figure inside and named it Paddle-to-the-Sea. In the story the canoe takes a journey in text and pictures from the Canadian wilderness north of Lake … Continue reading Plastic to the Sea
Earlier this month a young man I knew died under mysterious circumstances. A family member found him unresponsive in his bedroom one morning and called 911. Investigating officers suspected a drug overdose. The young man’s family was overcome by grief and shock. He was not a known drug abuser. At 29 years of age, he … Continue reading A Mysterious Death
Now that the 2018 general election is in Missouri’s history books, it’s time for a report on the doorknockers’ adventures. What better way to know what’s on the mind of the voters than to go door-to-door in behalf of a candidate, meet your neighbors face-to-face, and discuss politics. There’s no better lesson in democracy. What … Continue reading The Doorknockers’ Adventures