I am a big fan of having the right tools for the trade. My son has his own Skipper and we used the Big Tuna for years as our tandem, but on this day, I was going out in my Cuda 12 and KC wanted to join in and ride with me. I have
I have a fun new way to select tidbits for you to read or watch on your phone. Sign up for occasional texts from me, with links to a short video, article, post, sweepstakes, etc.. The most you would receive is one/day, but I expect to send a few/week. I will
When people ask me, “what if your kids didn’t like kayaking, or fishing?”, I have always used the analogy that an Apache warrior never had to wonder if his son would like to shoot a bow and arrow, it is just what they do. Well, KC seems to love casting a lure, and as
Camping is something that kids remember. Think back to when you were a kid. I remember my first camping trip on Pine Creek in PA, at age 6 out of a Grumman Canoe with my Dad like it was yesterday. It was a memory of a lifetime. I truly believe
Kristine, KC, and I decided to head down the hill to run the rapids in front of our house from the “Powerhouse to the Boat Ramp” a 1.5 mile journey through a deep gorge, some nice rapids, beautiful waterfalls, and lots of birds and wildlife. We made it from the put-in eddy to
Well it is Father’s Day today and my first Father’s Day as a dad. My son Tucker is just now 11 months old and it has been the biggest and best learning experience of my life. I can’t express how much joy I get in such a small bundle. Just three days ago I was
As you may already know, both Dane, and I have severe hearing loss, and KC has moderate loss. The issues this causes us and those around us if we don’t have hearing aids is immense. Dane and I are lucky however, as we have been able to function and get hearing aids to
My Life- Chapter 1: 50 Years gone by:
Intermission: Sorry there will be no time for intermission in this story
My Life- Chapter 2: The Next 50 years
Before I can really anticipate my next 50 years I need to take an inventory of the assets i have today.
A wife, Kristine, of 25+ years.. She grounds me where
I wrote this in 2002… A reminder to stay true to your dreams, and to never make excuses, and never bow to another’s influence unless it is your will as well… or is it a story this is about Just Paddling?
Long drive to the river.
Short nights sleep.
Cold, wet gear goes on, I shiver.
Not a care
I am putting a daily inspirational note where the photo is part of the message on my Facebook fan page, The purpose of this is two fold. First I want to share my thoughts about life, love, kayaking, winning, losing, play, work, with anyone interested in my perspective. I also find that I