Puberty

Bear

A day in the forest and a shared moment of wonderment bring a father and his teenaged son together.

Here’s Why I Don’t Want to Cheat

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Vironika Tugaleva says that there are two simple reasons that she feels no desire to cheat on her partner.

Reclaiming Wonder From Above our Small Blue Home

Earth in Hand

We live on a fragile, small planet in a wondrous huge universe. We have to give it the care and respect it needs to sustain us.

Outside

Kiss

“Visibility” is at the heart of Ed Madden’s poem about love, relationships, and same-sex marriage.

You Really are the Best

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Simple things bring aware realizations. Aware realizations propel you toward your best.

“The Season of Rain is Coming. Hold out Your Hand.”

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The right gear and the right attitude help prepare you for the season of fall doldrums.

Walk to Sharpen Awareness

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Ghost thoughts on the campo trail tell us, “we can play” while awareness tunes in.

Roy Wasn’t A Perfect Man, But He Was a Good One. Here’s Why He’ll Be Missed

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“He wasn’t a perfect man, by any means, but none of us are and just as our good cannot wipe out our faults, neither can our evils wipe out the small kindnesses that mean so much,” writes N.C. Harrison.

Interesting Things

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Are they simple, are they thoughts, or are these interesting things simply thoughtful?

Slipping Down the Stream

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What can we discover of ourselves when we are slipping down the stream?

At Buttermilk Falls

Ditch the Cover: A Dad’s Feelings on Open-Air Breastfeeding

Todd Davis offers a powerful poem of listening, reflection, and the natural world.

The Canoe Ride

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Looking both inward and outward, Kenny Fries reminds us of how beauty “elevates our lives beyond mere description.”

The Collapse Of Western Civilization: A View From The Future

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Jesse Kornbluth shares his review of Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway’s new book, as well as his interview with Ms. Oreskes.

The Making of a Wild Child

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Get your child in the wild and the wild in your child because kids are natural in nature!

I am a Nature Dork

I am a Nature Dork

Any chance I have to get out into the trees turns me into a total nature dork.

Father/Son Adventures and the Glory of The California Dipsea Trail

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While out exploring with my son, we came across a pleasant surprise.