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17 AugWhy We Camp #18 – Woolly Bear and Back Again


Son Sam and I just completed a 5304 mile road trip. That is about 1/5th of the way around the world…

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12 AugWhy We Camp #17 – Politics


why we camp #17 — politics I am not really going to write about politics. The theater of politics, the posturing, the mis-direction…

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12 AugWhy We Camp #16 —Stars Forwards and Backwards


hubble — ring nebula Go see the stars! Feel awe, wonder, humility. God we are so small. Seuss’Horton Hears a Who! is so…

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12 AugWhy We Camp #15 – Vacation: The Way Life Should Be


I got to go on vacation to Maine this past week. My dad’s first job was in Portland. My sisters were…

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01 JulWhy We Camp #14 – Luck


I have lived in Houston for 15 years now. I have become less aware, architecturally aware, of how taller buildings handle the…

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17 JunWhy We Camp #11 – Memories Contained and Hadrian’s Villa


Are you familiar with Hadrian’s Villa? It was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the second and third decades of…

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13 JunWhy We Camp #10 – Campfire Tales & Aliens


I am not much of a story teller. It is clear to me that if I had grown up in Texas…

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03 JunWhy We Camp #9 – Spring Broke


It was  spring now a while ago. Full on Summer now, kids out of school and attempting to stay up as…

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24 FebWhy We Camp #8 – Spring Break Not Yet


Okay. Hello. Blogging is one of my favorite things to do. How is it then that it always falls to the…

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22 DecWhy We Camp #7 – Holiday & Cricket Owners


Happy Holidays! Go be happy with family (or despite family)! We are traveling west this winter vacation to spend time…

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