humor, Outdoors, Travel

Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!

“Adventure is just bad planning.” – Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen, polar explorer, led the the first expedition proven to reach the North Pole in 1926.  His definition of adventure rang true after I hiked Samaria National Park Gorge in Crete last September. My bad planning, that turned a “walk in the park” to an adventure,… Continue reading Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors

Hooked On Luck

Last weekend Leila (my daughter-in-law) and I caught 13 bass and 2 blue gills in two hours under the tutelage of my son, Jack. He is an avid and successful fisherman as well as a skilled teacher. Recognizing that my enthusiasm for fishing outweighed my skill he kept it simple. “It’s a circle hook. Don’t… Continue reading Hooked On Luck

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

The Fewest Choicest Words About Gardening

A flagstone path wound around my backyard directing walkers around the deck and up to the shed that stored rakes, shovels, and various sized clippers. The path is more decorative than directive.  There’s little chance of losing my way among the hydrangeas and needing a well-marked route to safely guide me to the back deck.  I… Continue reading The Fewest Choicest Words About Gardening

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Garden Gripes

It only rained twice this spring in the Midwest.  The first time was all of April and the second most of May. The deluge, with intermittent significant snowfall, delayed my gardening gig. When finally able to survey my landscape, without need for umbrella or snow boots, I wasn’t pleased.  Weeds, I Think Each fall, I… Continue reading Garden Gripes

humor, Outdoors

Squirrel Circus Idea

Squirrel Circus Idea had been skittering around my brain for several years. It recently edged about my hippocampus, spiraled around my basal ganglia, and leaped to the treetops of my frontal cortex. After reading “Habits That Make It Easy To Come Up With Great Ideas” (FYI there are habits to grow greener lawns, improve relationships,… Continue reading Squirrel Circus Idea