Leave No Trace

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My Adventures in the Boundary Water include meeting a bear and her cub. This took place in August 2017. Before you venture into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area between MN and Canada you must watch a video explaining “Leave No Trace.” And if you are fortunate to have experienced friends, they will insist you carry… Continue reading Leave No Trace

Mother’s Day is Loaded

It’s complicated. Mothers aren’t perfect. Don’t I know it? The pressure of being celebrated can be uncomfortable. What about my Uncle Ding? He definitely made a better “grammy” than his sister I called by that name. Ugh. I think of my own mother. I know there was a time in our relationship that I did… Continue reading Mother’s Day is Loaded

Boomer and the Bench

I was at my favorite open space which reminds me of the Andy Wyeth painting “Christina’s World,” an old farm now lined with walking trails. I had had numerous run-ins with Boomer at this venue, so he generally comes to mind. Boomer is the beloved dog of Someone Who Thinks He is Wonderful, like most… Continue reading Boomer and the Bench