It is not uncommon for boys to climb trees on a Sunday afternoon. It is usually little boys that frolic among the branches, tempting gravity in creative ways. This Sunday it was a father and his 17 year old, 6 foot plus son. While their knowledge of equipment gave them advantages in gaining height, their […]
Things we generally do inside.
There is nothing quite like seeing wild creatures. Movies are informative and provide beautiful imagery, but nothing can replace actually being right there yourself. Such was the case with our backyard a week ago. At about 2:30 PM on this particular afternoon, I was passing by the kitchen window and noticed that the air above […]
It does not seem that my various mishaps here in Taiwan have made me apprehensive about exploring or taking risks. I think this is a good thing. For example, on a recent bike ride, I found construction blocking the bike path and signs that may or may not have meant “go this way to follow […]
Greg’s bike has been at a police station since Wednesday morning. They were nice enough to take it into protective custody after he crashed. Today there was opportunity to schedule picking it up. An officer had kindly written the station address on a piece of paper, in Chinese, for a potential taxi driver. With that […]
We are not having a white Christmas, but who’s complaining? We took a walk down along the river Christmas Eve. Most of the kids did some skating. We enjoyed many flowers. I was only approached by one stray dog, and she was non-threatening. Just a momma dog hopeful for a meal. These first couple of […]