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To hear my wife tell it, I present no shortage of difficulty when it comes to Christmas trees. She's probably right. Before our second Christmas I barnstormed with fury that we forget a tree and get ...
Most of us, I suspect, made a choice to raise children. Even if you were, you know, surprised with the news of your pregnancy, you still brought your own flesh and blood into this world and discovered ...
There's a can-do philosophy that seems to characterize the brand Patagonia, no doubt an attitude forged by founder Yvon Chouinard, and it reflects well in this new pull-over fleece for girls. Meaning ...
Park rangers are not allowed to share their personal opinions on the issues at hand because they're federal employees. So the National Parks Conservation Association assembled this video using letters ...
Just last week my six-year-old daughter asked to play on my wife's iPad in the final moments before bedtime. "Sure," I told her, "but just for ten minutes. What do you want to play, anyway?" She ...
50 years ago this year, Jim Whittaker made history as the first American to summit Mount Everest. 50 years. He's now 84 years old and having coined the saying, "If you aren't living on the edge, you ...
Created on Sun May 26, 2013
I could probably count on my hands the number of times I've stopped to watch the full moon rise over the horizon. Now that I've seen this beautiful capture of the full moon, I must admit . . .
Created on Wed Apr 3, 2013
Photo by NASA It's no wonder:while bike riding with my daughter one evening at dusk that she hollered at me, "Look at the moon!" It's fascinated humans since the dawn of it all, evidenced in thousands ...
If you didn't know it already, comet Pan-STARRS recently became visible to the naked eye if you're in the northern hemisphere and watching the western sky just after sunset. Dan Finnerty grabbed this ...
10 travel destinations to see before they're gone "Jetpac did not create this infographic and we’re NOT encouraging you to visit the places that are already suffering from mass tourism. But we think ...
As much as I hate to say it, raising kids is awfully scary business. And I prefer to think of myself as the sort of gent who looks for the opportunity in a situation, not the problem. But I'd be a fool ...
Along the road to progress, late 1980s maybe, the automotive industry decided the gas light was a clever thing to add to the dashboard. When the little red orb illuminates, you're supposed to feel ...
Of the numerous "adventuring with kids" books out there to be consumed, few of them command little more than casual attention. They'll hit some reasonable, if not obvious, topics like the benefits of ...
Created on Mon Nov 5, 2012
As a parent of young kids, my house has no shortage of books with animals as the main characters and heaps of kindergarten art fanatical of flowers and butterflies and sunshine. It's my 5-year-old ...
Created on Sun Aug 5, 2012
The footage in this fascinating timelapse was shot by the crew aboard the International Space Station in 2011, and gives us a surreal perspective of our planet. Gliding at an altitude of 350 km over ...
I have a dream — no, actually a goal — to take my daughter down to Havasu Falls. I haven't been there in 9 years. We'll both strap on our backpacks, hike the 10 miles down Grand Canyon and along its ...
You can thank the folks at the National Geographic Society for delivering this bimonthly dose of super cute to your preschooler. Every other month a new issue comes out and lands in your mailbox — ...
Simpson Desert from Gavin Rawlings on Vimeo. When Gavin Rawlings was 9 years old, he picked up a camera and the mystery of motion picture mesmerized the Australian for years. That's good, because ...

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