Lessons from the Fire

Lessons from the Fire

Lessons from the fire What can we learn about life from rebuilding a fire that has nearly gone out? Do the steps to rebuild a fire sound similar to the steps you can take to rekindle passion for your spouse, your church, your job or an abandoned hobby? I’ve spent many...

To Rebuild a Fire—When the Flame Has Gone Out

To Rebuild a Fire—When the Flame Has Gone Out

Bonfire burning bright! As fascinated as I was reading from Jack London as a child, I’m not going to retell To Build a Fire. I am, however, going to address the art of bringing back the flame when it has almost died out. Let’s pretend that you built a fire in a fire...

Keeping the Edges Wild

Keeping the Edges Wild

A Happy Birthday day at No Where Farm Today is my Honey’s birthday—the Honey that I want on the trail with me that inspired this blog. To honor her I want to tell you about a special place that we visited for her birthday last year. Before Loral and I met, she had...

The Sweetness of Sunsets and Sand

The Sweetness of Sunsets and Sand

The Tower Warren Dunes State Park—The park covers almost 2000 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan. It is on the Michigan side beside the lower third of the lake. We could go back and spend several days hiking and enjoying the beach.  There are six miles of trails...

Gulls and Groves on Kelleys Island

Gulls and Groves on Kelleys Island

One hot summer day my Honey and I left the Ohio shore by ferry and sailed into Lake Erie. We landed on Kelleys Island, explored all over and saw two things we had never seen before. Groovy Groves—on the north side of Kelleys Island we found the first of many...

A Deer Between Two Fears

A Deer Between Two Fears

Smokey Valley Lake in Carter Cave Park, Olive Hill KY On our way home from Carter Caves in Kentucky, my Honey and I both had moments of fear. Each of us had a moment  that the other took care of. My date did not know I protected her from one of her fears and she...

Happy Hiccups With My Honey

Happy Hiccups With My Honey

In yesterday’s blog I shared about our Carter Cave family outing. During those few days there were some other moments worth highlighting. The first hiccup was when she thought we were being attacked by a bear—We arrived a little ahead of my sister and family and spent...

Carter Cave Kentucky

Carter Cave Kentucky

During the third week of July we went to Carter Cave Kentucky to hike and hear bluegrass music. This is another great way to combine interests. We both love live music and hiking. We also threw in a little cave tour just because. In a cave opening on Horn Hollow trail...

When I Thought—She Might Be My Honey

When I Thought—She Might Be My Honey

I got a hunch on our third date that this lady might be the one. We had gone out for coffee at the Frothy Monkey on our first date. I took her to a Chaffin's Barn dinner theater for our second. Now I wanted to see if she was for real about hiking and being outdoors....