Our wilderness farm was a fabulous place to grow up. No one told us we were poor. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway. We spent most of our waking hours outside when not in school, playing or doing chores. We’d go inside, reluctantly, for meals and at night, or when it was raining in summer or too cold … More What Was It Like, Grandpa?
To swim with dolphins. That’s all 15-year-old Tamara wanted to get from her family’s four-week visit to Australia. Tam had learned about these highly intelligent sea mammals in her ninth grade biology class. She fell in love with them. Tam felt that swimming with dolphins was reasonable compensation. After all, she had to endure long hours of … More The Dolphins at Monkey Mia
“We’re going on a field trip,” our teacher told us just before classes should have started. His announcement would lead to quite an adventure before that day was over. We were excited . . . none of us had done much schoolwork anyway since early May. We were happy to escape from our one-room country … More The Wild Man