Missing Mom On February 26th of last year I was at Peter Barton Stadium on the campus of Denver University watching a lacrosse game when my cell phone rang.  I could see it was my brother-in-law from his number on my phone.  My brother-in-law, who lives with the rest of my family in Kansas, doesn’t […]

Having Standards Those who are successful in life are generally those who set standards for themselves.  They decide what kind of person they want to be, and they strive to become that person in every facet of their lives.  If they are a craftsman, they take great pride in their craft, learn the needed skills, […]

Camping with Infants and Toddlers There are a lot of people who love to go camping, but then when a new family member comes along, they think they can’t go camping until the kids are a few years old.  I can speak from experience that this isn’t true.  Sure, there is a lot more trepidation […]

Hunting Alone Through all of the years I have been hunting in the mountains I have found that I prefer to hunt alone.  Not just the hunting part of it, but the overall experience.  There is one exception to this, and that is my best friend Rich.  Rich and I have had some amazing times […]

Self-Reliance Much of what drives my love of the outdoors is the aspect of self-reliance, the ability to take care of myself in any situation.  In this modern world there aren’t many opportunities for a man or woman to prove their self-reliance; if your car is broke you take it to a mechanic, if you […]