Monthly Archives: September 2018

Emotional Lives of Boys and Men

I think about the emotional lives of boys, as they grow up in this time and place, through adolescence and into men. Your little boys, right now, have no barriers to their full range of emotions. Their tears flow freely,

Posted in growth and development, recommendations, thoughts about life

Hot lava

When you’re in hot lava and need your friend to pull you out, sometimes a stick is useful.

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“This is a satellite. A satellite is a big thing that makes sun into electricity.”

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Understory logo

Ever wonder about the logo? Those are all real plants that live in the understory of our northwest conifer forests. On a hike last month they were all there.

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So many plums

Plums for snack Plums for lunch Plum yum Too many plums is hard on the tum

Posted in seasons in the garden

Do you wonder about the importance of play? This article is a few years old, and everything in it is still true. Read it, and then go play! Taking Play Seriously, NY Times Magazine:
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I am deeply grateful to Brené Brown for her work on courage, vulnerability and empathy. If you don’t know her work, start with this short but powerful animation, and then go to her webpage.
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When I’m not teaching, I volunteer with Bark, the defenders and protectors of Mt. Hood. Free monthly hikes, monthly educational talks on forest issues, families welcome! Come learn how to defend the forest.
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