Archive for June 2012

Summer / Camp Stories: "How Daycamp Taught me to be an Ewok"

Summer / Camp Stories: "How Daycamp Taught me to be an Ewok"
During camp, most kids learn how to fish or make a fire or create a pot, hobbies that are somewhat useful or – at the very least – cool to brag about. I learned how to be an Ewok. Perhaps I should explain. I spent summers in Florida with my dad and stepmom, who both... Read more »

Summer / Camp Stories: "Loving and Loathing at a Camp in the Montana Woods"

Summer / Camp Stories: "Loving and Loathing at a Camp in the Montana Woods"
When I was eight, my sister Jade locked me in an outdoor rabbit cage, acres away from our tiny house. Tufts of old pungent fur and feces clung to the wire and wood frame and it was impossible not to think about all of the rabbits that had died there. After hours of trying to... Read more »

Summer / Camp Stories: So They Say Camp is Back

Summer / Camp Stories:  So They Say Camp is Back
A few weeks ago I picked up our copy of Town & Country, my haphazard magazine subscription. I don’t know a whole lot of rich people, especially not ones who wear seersucker suits. And this magazine is usually full of socialites I have never heard of, not to mention sordid tales of pampered pets of... Read more »
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Summer / Camp Stories: "Diabetic Kids are Jerks"

Summer / Camp Stories: "Diabetic Kids are Jerks"
Around the time I was diagnosed as diabetic my parents decided their 14 year old kid needed to meet other young diabetics.  They signed me up for a week long diabetic kids summer camp.  I no longer remember the name but that is okay I have little great memories of my time there. Most of... Read more »