Tag Archives: adventure

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

My nonagenarian friend Leroy recently moved into an assisted living apartment. His vision has deteriorated to the extent that he believes he’s legally blind. Although he’s fully able to move around and perform basic tasks, Leroy had been worrying about … Continue reading

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Thinking About Exploration

One of my favorite quotes from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is, “Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.” What he’s saying … Continue reading

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Ah, To Walk On The Wild Side

A couple of days ago, my friend Sam and I enjoyed lunch at the new cafeteria inside the local supermarket. He asked if I was going to have a dessert. I told Sam that I was in the mood for … Continue reading

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Who Was Fridtjof Nansen?

I discovered Fridtjof Nansen one long ago day of my youth when grandpa Johnson and I were going through a stack of books he wanted to lend to me.  Grandpa thought I’d be especially interested in a musty old book … Continue reading

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