Raiders of the Channel Islands

When we backpack, we take measures to ensure that our food isn’t raided by animals like bears, mice, or chipmunks—especially bears. But on a recent trip to the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of California we had to beware of a unique raider–foxes.  Channel Islands National Park consists of five islands located a dozen or […]

Happy Trails, Charlie Brown

“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”  Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas Shortly after I learned to read I started getting up early every Sunday to read the funnies, poring over each strip from Prince Valiant to Peanuts. One of my favorites has always been the latter which explores themes from the silly […]