How I rocked the mile swim

Not only did I totally rock the mile swim, but I did it in record time!  It only took me 35 years, one hour, and thirteen minutes!  Here’s the story of how I did it! The Mile Swim is a traditional offering at Boy Scout camps.  They allow […]


The problem of popularity

A week or so ago, I posted on our Roaming Parkers Facebook Group, a time lapse video taken by the Park Service of an unending stream of traffic entering Grand Canyon National Park in what looks like 4 lanes of traffic!  I made the comment that Edward Abbey […]

Kon Tiki

We usually don’t think of the Age of Exploration lasting into the mid-20th century, but one of the greatest, most interesting and inspiring expeditions in the history of mankind happened  just 70 years ago! In 1947 Norwegian adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl, built a balsa wood raft and sailed it […]

Kilimanjaro is excellent!

Last week I wrote about Kilimanjaro in pop culture and the likely influence that pop culture had in my desire to climb Kili. There is another pop culture reference that does not mention Kilimanjaro explicitly, but which I think bears greatly.  That is, believe it or not, Bill […]

Mere jujutsu

C.S. Lewis writes in his book, Mere Christianity , about the intersection set between the various Chistian denominations – the common ground of belief upon which we can all can agree.  Lewis proposes this “Mere Christianity” as a starting point for apologetics or evangelism or ecumenicism. Lewis is careful […]

The problem with fishing

“Fishing, if I a fisher may protest, Of pleasures is the sweetest, of sports the best, Of exercises the most excellent.  Of recreations the most innocent.  But now the sport is marred, and what, ye, why? Fishes decrease, and fishers multiply.” Thomas Bastard

Okra coffee?!?

Last week we posted an article about two crazy uses for okra that we were going to try out.  One was stir-fried okra leaves and the other was coffee made out of okra seeds!  We haven’t gotten around to the stir-fried okra greens yet, but we did try […]

Which people vacation where?

This is a really interesting tidbit from the New York Times! It makes sense that people from different areas would enjoy going different places, but how are people choosing where they go?  Why are people from the mid-south more likely to vacation in Panama when their neighbors pick […]