A Thoughtful Breath
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      5 comments

Many may not see the beauty in these lifeforms, but I sure do. Many times while hiking, it's the little things that intrigue me the most. Mushrooms, lichens, moss sprouts, etc.. These organisms, they breathe. You find them in unusual places, in ... Read more
Butting Heads
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      8 comments

Sometimes I feel like I'm butting heads with complacency. ....... I'm glad nature provides us with changing seasons, because with those change... Read more
Faithful to Commitment
Monday, May 15, 2017      8 comments

I was surfing through some photographs I had taken of the Konza Prairie some years ago and I came across one that brought back a few memories. I used to educate many about the prairie ecosystems and this hill was one we would have to climb. It w... Read more
Promoting the Outdoors #2
Thursday, January 07, 2016      7 comments

In the past, I've brought up questions about promoting the outdoors and what are some of the ways others might do so. It occurred to me that scheduling an activity and offering others an opportunity to participate would be a good way to do so. W... Read more
Retirement...It's Here
Sunday, November 15, 2015      13 comments

Today is the first day of my retirement. Having given a reputable company 32 years, I finally exited the place that provided me with the livelihood needed to raise a family and live comfortably. I believe that I always thought that you'd feel ol... Read more
Are You a Promoter of the Outdoors
Friday, August 01, 2014      4 comments

While sitting around with my hiking buddies, the topic was brought up about the decrease of hikers we're seeing in the wilderness areas the last few years. I pointed out that it seems like it's getting be that way on the shorter hikes in and aro... Read more
Hiking With A Teaching Objective: Preservation and Conservation of the Tallgrass Prairie
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      5 comments

Having hiked the Konza Prairie since the late 80's, its been a wish that I could someday spend time has a volunteer doing something to help preserve this native, tallgrass environment. This wish came to fruition last fall, while during a hike, I... Read more
Side by Side With the Love of My Life....First Year of Marriage
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      8 comments

Some of you know the story of Jan and I and how we came to meet through Sparkpeople. On August 29th we celebrated our first wedding anniversary and our first year was absolutely amazing. It was common interest that brought us together and we've ... Read more
Christmas Reading ....Gift Ideas
Monday, November 28, 2011      3 comments

I was looking over my book collection this morning and realized that I was missing a few of my favorites. Oh well, they can be replaced. I love sharing things that lift up my spirits and add worth to my well being. Maybe I can do the same with t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Marriage, Well-Being and Spark Success
Thursday, November 03, 2011      67 comments

A wonderful story of a new beginning for us both. Jan and I were truely meant to be and I knew this after several months of distant conversations. Yes, we did meet through a mutual sparkfriend, a person who shares many of the same delights of li... Read more
Making Trailtrodding My Passion Again
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      3 comments

I knew starting out this year that I needed to regain the passion for hiking that I lost due to five years of surgeries. During those five years I sat around and gained 35 pounds and was not motivated to do anything to promote my well-being. Aft... Read more