School off the grid

Abandoning the local primary school was not part of our plan. But after watching our son spend a school year buffeted between his home room and various pullouts intended to bolster his speech, fine motor, reading, math and social skills, we -- and he -- had had enough. To be clear, our public school team was well-meaning, but the more supports they arranged for our son, … Continue reading School off the grid

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Fur alert

Humane societies should be required to post warning signs a la car manufacturers: The pets you see here are furrier than they appear.

Lemon-aid

I love reading (if not using) health tips, and last week's newsletter from  from Yoga Download brought me something I could implement with ease: a hot lemon water drink in the morning. The lovely ladies promoting this habit suggest it will make skin glow, keep colds at bay and bring an energy boost, among other things. What could be better? They write: "This has … Continue reading Lemon-aid

Adventure writing for the rest of us

When I spent a year or so as an Outside magazine subscriber, the most striking thing I learned was that I was not a member of its target demographic. For those who haven't seen this mag, I'll tell you that the cover generally features an uber-fit young guy doing something, well, active. (Outside's tagline is "Live the Active Life," after all.) … Continue reading Adventure writing for the rest of us

I’m in

Well, Paul Lisicky, now you've done it. You told a story I can't get out of my mind, and now I've started this blog. I can envision that elderly writer you described, the one who told of her foray into blogging, the first time she clicked the "publish" button, her rebellious smile as she felt … Continue reading I’m in