Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Meditation

"Wonder, and the reverence it brings, is the best part of human nature."
— Tom Montgomery Fate

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Meditation

"Learning to see the beauty and relatedness of the wild without, in the woods, is not separate from learning to see the beauty and relatedness of the wild within ourselves, and in our partners and children."
— Tom Montgomery Fate

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Overprotected Kid

Even if you don’t do anything else today, READ THIS FANTASTIC ARTICLE BY HANNA ROSIN!

“A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.”

Read the entire article HERE.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Meditation

“Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death.”
– Tom Robbins

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Family’s First Backpacking Trip – And Now They Want More!

I was really happy to read this story about the Quintana family’s first backpacking trip and their plans for future wilderness adventures.  The fact that they attributed some of their inspiration to stories I’ve shared on this blog felt like a huge honor.  A few weeks ago, the Quintana family hiked 10 miles to Havasu Falls, and Adrienna Quintana (also an author with a new novel coming out in January) has shared some beautiful pictures on her blog.  They are worth checking out HERE.

Hats off to the Quintana family for making this trip happen!  Thank you for sharing your story with us!