Are overprotective parents HURTING their children?
Last week, my 11-year old son asked if he could use my 18-inch chainsaw to clear dead trees out of our shelterbelt. In the deepest voice he could muster, he stated, “I’ve got that little hatchet you gave me, Dad…… Read More
Do kids need batteries to have fun?
“In nature, a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy: a place distant from the adult world, a separate place.” – Richard Louv I helped out with a summer camp a while back. About three hundred children from Nebraska and Kansas… Read More
Beards & boys – SD late season pheasant hunt
I wrote a post last week about taking my son hunting & fishing. (Btw, it’s always interesting to see how hunting & fishing posts draw strong support… AND fire. Bristol Palin – who, as you know, comes from a great, outdoorsy, Alaska… Read More
Fatherhood, hunting, and fishing… too brutal to go together?
“I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.” – Norman Schwarzkopf I started thinking about being a dad when I was in high school. Fatherhood… what could be more rewarding? Nothing. My… Read More
Country living and the birds out back
“O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.” – Psalm 104:24 (NLT) Jamie and I sat outside on our back patio one evening… Read More
Slow Down, Log Off, And Mourn
If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to keep up with everything happening everywhere, as commented on by everyone. All of us care deeply about what happened in Newtown. All of us care about how the family and friends of… Read More
Hmmmm…A Sportsman Vice President
In three months we might have a sportsman for our vice president, and that thought thrills me. But I’m aware that it confuses many. Those who don’t hunt and fish tend to struggle with those who do. A man asked… Read More