Pretend you're going for a hike. What do you do first? You eat something healthy, naturally. Something natural. Something high in protein and low in sugar... I'm clearly making this up. Would that constitute "healthy?" <shrugs> Oh, I know! I'll show you! Here's a photo of a healthy meal: <scrolling through photos and muttering: "Cheese. … Continue reading Trail Wisdom: Mixed Messages
It's not easy being Green. ~ Kermit the Frog Is that so, Kermit? I'm guessing being encased in all that plastic can't help. Definitely doesn't look biodegradable. What are you doing in there, anyway?
"Hey look, a rainbow!" "Pretty!" "Not THAT kind of rainbow..." "There's another kind?" "Defintely, but don't Google it. One example: instead of nature's rainbow, a symbolic rainbow. A rainbow about saving nature!" If you get the chance and have any interest in environmental activism, drop by Rainbow Harbor (yes, Rainbow Harbor... coincidence?) in Long Beach … Continue reading Double Your Rainbow Pleasure
"Students, we have time for one more presentation. Chad, can you explain this picture?" (collective gasp) "That's my homework assignment! Remember? "So a picture is worth a thousand words? Songs, with far less words, paint worthy pictures, And tell stories, like family trees! Deterred? Don’t be. Trees grow in parks. Take this mixture: Pictures. Trees. … Continue reading The Gift of Time and Experience
I promise you: The moon is NOT holding me hostage until I write this... Can you hold on for a second? (muffled: "Are you happy? No, there was nothing coded about that. No, it wasn't suspicious. Suspicious is if I had winked. Suspicious is this long pause while I talk to you. Can I please … Continue reading Good Knight, Moon!
"Look outside, and you'll see the moon kissing Venus," Mike called to tell me. So I hung up, and went out on the roof. And Mike was right. (Mostly right... "Kissing?" Let's let him be poetic about it, okay? Maybe it's one of those celebrity air-kisses, or like a brother/sister thing.) Don't get me wrong. … Continue reading Me and Moon Shadow
"I believe it's high time some of our young ladies step up. Silence may keep the men in your life in line, ladies, and keep them guessing as to what they did wrong, but it won't break any glass ceilings. Volunteers? Yes, Celine-Marie?" "Teacher, I couldn't decide which photo to use, so I submitted all … Continue reading Breaking the Silence
"Good morning, students." "Good morning, Teacher!" "Oh my... Such enthusiasm! Delightful! Are you ready to present your assignments?" (crickets) "I see... Don't be timid, chickens! Share your image, tell us the song, then explain.... Oh me oh my. I've forgotten all the rules. Can anyone remember? Billy Bobby Joe? I see you desperately waving your … Continue reading Pictures. Trees. Parks. Families.
Traveling between Las Vegas and anywhere in California? There's an excellent chance of finding yourself on hot, monotonous, crowded I-15. If not in a hurry, consider a side trip to China Ranch Date Farm, especially if you are headed north to Death Valley on 127. Be advised, it's a bit remote, especially those last few … Continue reading Roadside Attraction: China Ranch Date Farm
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. ~ Mark Twain I didn't have time for even a short post, so I quoted someone long dead. ~ Camp Host Chad Here's a symbolic visual of my day: In this scenario, I think the water is everything that … Continue reading My Day!