Posts in category "Summer"

Seattle: A Fist Full of Sports Fans

Seattle: A Fist Full of Sports Fans
I picked up last week’s Sports Illustrated to catch up on the latest from NFL pundits. Nestled within this issue’s mid-season review was good sports journalism still laced with typical big sports hyperbole. After dutifully marching through what was going on here and now in the NFL, the author threw in a little foreshadowing. It... Read more »

Summer / Camp Stories: Final Roundup

Summer / Camp Stories: Final Roundup
Summer Camp is over. The camp fires are out, and the canoes are docked. The mess hall is clean and out of food. About two months ago I threw out the idea about a series on camp and the things that keep us occupied when we’re not cooped up in an office or behind a... Read more »

Summer / Camp Stories: "Thoughts on Summer Camp, Revolutions and Nothing Unattainable"

Summer / Camp Stories: "Thoughts on Summer Camp, Revolutions and Nothing Unattainable"
Forty-three years ago this week, I was away at summer camp. It was a pretty ordinary   camp set on a picturesque lake with cool counselors and cabins, crafts and canoes and communal meals shared in a “north woods lodge” style dining hall. The favorite snapshot I carry in my memory is one familiar to generations... Read more »
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Summer / Camp Stories: "Garage Sale Summers and Candy Bar Bribes, in Wisconsin"

Summer / Camp Stories: "Garage Sale Summers and Candy Bar Bribes, in Wisconsin"
When I think of childhood summers, I get nostalgic and think of Williams Bay, Wisconsin. I think of driving along the road and my mom hopping out of the side of the van to try to steal corn, only to find it was horse corn and too hard to eat. I can still smell the... Read more »