It seems a little counterintuitive that dirt can actually be good for us, yet it's true. Our modern obsession with cleanliness, in some cases, may be doing more harm than good.Continue reading
Many things today are better now than they were when I was a kid, but one thing isn’t: Childhood has moved indoors.
It was then, with the rain falling in sheets as we were heading back to the truck, that we finally saw our first trout rise. It rolled in a pool that now, with no sun above to illuminate its depth, looked ink-black and bottomless. We were cold and wet and the rain was coming down hard, but neither of us could resist a final cast.Continue reading
Like many dads, I have come to realize that the answer to "Are we there yet?" will never be "Yes." Along with gravity and polarity and flat tires, it is one of the immutable laws of the universe.Continue reading
I want my boys to be resilient. I want them to have courage and inner-strength. They need challenges, and they need to solve small problems on their own. They need to see that success comes from hard work.Continue reading