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Who Killed Tom Sawyer?

Ramblings Provoked by the novel Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

This book was read aloud to me in the fifth grade and I have never forgotten a single word of this beautiful story. 1,019 more words


Inside Outside

I love Pixar. I grew up on Disney with its iconic faerie tales full of talking animals and shadowy woods and deep seas. You know what to expect from a Disney film: Walt said so once, something lost in the depths of my memory dump, something about going into a Disney movie and it not letting you down with a downer ending. 498 more words



“A kid today can likely tell you about the Amazon rain forest — but not about the last time he or she explored the woods in solitude, or lay in a field listening to the wind and watching the clouds move.” (pp. 48 more words

Books I Recommend

Sunday Snapshot: Cool Baby

Here’s 4-month-old granddaughter Coralie, looking very cool in her shades, ready for a stroll outdoors. Even well-wrapped against the cold, she can enjoy the blue sky, bird song, and other tastes of the natural world. 114 more words

Sunday Snapshot

The Attentiveness Of Walking

“You must walk like a camel, which is said to be the only beast which ruminates while walking.”

                             Thoreau (Journal, October 31st, 1850)

It’s something we hear, and are told, often. 1,031 more words

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 23, 2015

“When truly present in nature, we do use all our senses at the same time, which is the optimum state of learning.”  ― Richard Louv

Shout It From The Mountaintop

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 16, 2015

“Our sensitivity to nature, and our humility within it, are essential to our physical and spiritual survival.  ― Richard Louv

Shout It From The Mountaintop