In a hot summer, cool ways to be messy

Erin Karonis

Beth Whitehouse Here we are in the midst of summer. The novelty of beaches and parks may have worn off, but the heat is still bearing down. What to do now? How about some fun, inexpensive backyard activities the whole family will love? “They’re all sort of cool things, water-based things,” says Maureen Mangan, the [...]

Tomboy more comfortable in mud

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Nicole was a tomboy. No, more accurately she was a cowboy. She favored cow work to Barbie dolls. She was Dad’s right-hand man. By age 15, she could pull her weight, from building fence to pulling calves. Last spring to celebrate the coming of sunshine, the [...]

Nature’s glory should be appreciated but respected

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon At long last, I, Aggie, have captured the keyboard and am going to do some visiting with my friends. The slave has been very selfish for some months and hasn’t let me near any of the pens, papers, or even electronic gadgets. She mentioned something about my limited [...]