Still hiking. Still writing.
I signed up for this site several months ago and then lost track of it. I suppose I should do a little reading and find out what goes on here. I received an email this morning saying that my account would go to some kind sleepy time mode if I didn't write something, so I thought I'd write something. The picture I attached is from near Borges Ranch in Northern California. I work with children who have been referred by their schools for behavior problems. Many of the activities I do with them are outdoor activities. It gives us a chance to "be manly" (climb big hills, see rattlesnakes, hawks and coyotes) and also just to talk. It seems to be pretty effective. I get along well with the kids (they range in age from eight to fourteen), and don't act out much while we're out being manly. I think troubled boys need solid male role models.
In my down time, I enjoy writing, and so I sometimes write about my experiences on this writing site or that. I invite any comments about working with troubled kids, hiking, and about this site. Does it have any wacky "rules" I should know about? Is it fairly active? Should I check in now and then and write here? I'm sure some of you know me from other writing sites.
Image Credit » photo by me