“Where’s My Hoverboard?!”

After watching all three “Back to the Future” movies with the boys, I remembered that- as of tomorrow we will all have hoverboards, flying cars, movie posters that try to eat you and pizza re-hydrators! Unless that is, Biff isn’t stopped from giving his past self the sports almanac; in which case tomorrow will bring…

“I Only Know Enough To Know I Don’t Know Much.”

Because the beginning of next year starts with the end of this one I thought the end of last year was a good place to start the next. Confused yet? Don’t be. The changes this year held for us have been immense.   We have done many things and many things have happened to us.  It all begun…

“Oh Christmas Wall, Oh Christmas Wall…”

Growing up a tree hugging, dirt worshiping-California hippy, my family never cut down trees for Christmas. Instead we had a small tree growing in a wine barrel that we brought in for a few days each year with the help of my dad’s old Santa Cruz skate board.  It would be wheeled in and decorated before returning to the…

Eastward Ho Part IV-Yellowstone

The day after our mining adventure in Helena Montana, we heeded for the North entrance of Yellowstone.  We had planned our route cross country based mostly on national parks, geology and a vow to wander as much as possible. Having set out at the very brink of spring; the West entrance to the park was the only other gate open…

Snow, Rain, Sleet, Repeat.

The weather here the past week has been a bit indecisive.  It seems as soon as we get some decent powder we get ice on top of it.  The lakes and ponds have frozen, thawed. and frozen again. Most mornings we have woken up to a dusting. I am still in awe of the beauty…

Parenting With Eggs and Snow Forts.

I don’t claim any kind of special parenting proficiency but every once in a while I make a point that sticks. Hey, even a blind squirl occasionally finds a nut. “Sorry” is a concept that we all try to teach our kids from a very early age.   Some of the first words we insist…

Glazed Maine

Some people start their morning with glazed donuts.  Here in Maine, some mornings everything wakes up glazed.  The only difference is how you drive.