Category Archives: Children

Failing to See the Forest for the Tree

It’s been a busy Saturday. A large chunk of the morning was spent helping my daughter to gain confidence in driving on highways, with wintry weather conditions, while picking up a friend from the airport. A large chunk of the … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Hikes of 2023

It’s that time of the year for retrospection. I’ve posted my Top Ten Songs of 2023. I’ve posted my Top Ten Books of 2023. And now, I’m following the pattern that I established in previous years: turning my attention to hikes that … Continue reading

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The Second Annual Amalgamated Santerklucia Holiday Weekend

It was around this time last year that we first started playing with the idea of a Dutch / Swedish / American holiday mash-up. Looking back on what I wrote at the time, I’m surprised to discover that the tradition … Continue reading

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