Woodland Getaway, With Hawks

Vacation time! We spent a delightful week (entirely offline and unplugged) chilling in the Boulder Lake Campground, part of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, in northern Wisconsin. After the long drive up from Chicago, the last hour was a joy, winding along...

Falling Leaves, and Saplings

It was time for another long weekend in the woods, so in mid-October we returned to the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, IN, which we had gratefully discovered six months ago. Autumn is my favorite season, so this was the perfect time to be...

A Wedding Soundtrack

Music is the best. So it was an important part of an already-very-important day: our wedding in July 2008. My wife chose the first two pieces for the ceremony, and two traditional songs (Amazing Grace and Just a Closer Walk With Thee) for the reception, and was...