July 23rd-24th, 2016: Green River, WY to City of Rocks, ID to Glenn’s Ferry ID

  July 23rd, 2016, City of Rocks National Monument, Idaho Dried wild onion with our camping pass. Having the first moment for myself for a couple of days, I am breaking the breezy evening peace with country music played over my flat-sounding phone speakers. But after a day spent in the car, making the endless… Continue reading July 23rd-24th, 2016: Green River, WY to City of Rocks, ID to Glenn’s Ferry ID

Celebrities, Social Media, and (not) the Moon

I started thinking about this today while I was discussing ancient myths with my seventh grade students. When you hear a mythical story, are you knowing the celebrities of yore? Totally. Humans weren't all of struck by a sudden fascination with larger than life characters when cameras and film are invented- no way! People followed the… Continue reading Celebrities, Social Media, and (not) the Moon

Nature: So much more than an amusement park

Two mornings ago, I was standing atop Long’s Peak with, oh, thirty other people. Long’s is a Colorado monarch, the northernmost fourteener of over fifty in my home state. It’s a darn tough, technical, mountain climb, and obsessively crowded.  Most of the folks on the summit were like me, in their twenties or thirties, many… Continue reading Nature: So much more than an amusement park