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Fourth Grade Mission Project

I describe visiting all 21 missions in California and making models of them with my children as they passed through 4th grade. Continue reading

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The Six P’s

When I was twelve, I took SCUBA diving lessons so I could go on a field trip to dive in San Carlos, Mexico. My SCUBA instructor, Rick, sits us down in class one day and, for the first time, introduces … Continue reading

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An excerpt from DC Beard’s 1914 book “Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties”

An excerpt from Chapter XLVI; THE BUILDING OF THE LOG HOUSE How a Forty-Foot-Front, Two-Story Pioneer Log House Was Put Up with the Help of “Backwoods Farmers” —Making Plans with a Pocket Knife. Almost all of the original log cabins … Continue reading

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In the Battle

I find that the daily battle just to keep my head is wearing on me.  The Evil Sorcerer Zyll tries to destroy me. >Move  >Up You are carrying too much and must drop something before moving. >Drop Object  >Broadsword Ok … Continue reading

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BASIC Programming

I just brought back memories of my school days in the 80s in computer programing classes when you could actually create your own programs on true floppy discs.  In Apple Basic I once wrote a program called “Green Slime”…it was … Continue reading

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Hiking the John Muir Trail

Ever since I was brought to Yosemite as a kid, the John Muir Trail has stood as an enticing challenge, a legend, a myth in my heart. The John Muir Trail begins in Yosemite Valley and ends at the highest … Continue reading

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I Have Made FIRE!

I went camping this past weekend with the Cub Scout Webelos den.  Our den has been planning this trip for nearly two months, and since the first planing meeting, my son has said that he wanted to bring the fire … Continue reading

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