The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

The best part about the kids being in a scouting program is the excuse it gives us to get out into the great outdoors. The worst part about scouting is then sleeping out there. After a series of shivering through near-freezing nights and huddling under nothing but a thin piece of treated nylon during thunderstorms, … Continue reading The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

The Early Flight – Don’t Blame Me, I’m Exhausted Poetry

(Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence, for whatever reason, was stuck in my head this morning. That song is beautiful poetry. The following is not) Hello airport lobby, my old friend I've come to wait in you again Because demands for security screening Brought me here when I should be sleeping And now I'm sitting, … Continue reading The Early Flight – Don’t Blame Me, I’m Exhausted Poetry

Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

The crunch of gravel in between pelts of rainfall. That's what woke me up. Dawn was still far away as evidenced by the lack of light that penetrated through the thin fabric of our tent. Though the hour was late, my eyes were wide open and sleep would not be returning soon. Had the noise … Continue reading Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

The AllTrails App: How one simple tool helped me discover hidden paths and secret trails in my backyard

The temperature was a comfortable, albeit cool, 61 degrees F as we reached our destination - a log cabin located in North Carolina's high country, which my dad and stepmom had rented for the week. The cabin's interior was a gorgeous open floor plan featuring exposed wood from floor to ceiling. The exterior ... well, … Continue reading The AllTrails App: How one simple tool helped me discover hidden paths and secret trails in my backyard