When we were out in Colorado, I came across a couple books about the
American Bison (Bison bison), commonly referred to as a buffalo. Yes, bison are the American mammal, though they usually aren’t at the top of the list of common house pets.
As I looked into this wild creature, I found a couple interesting articles. Here is my treasure trove of bison resources:
Credit: Google Maps & MS Paint.
We have a friend coming this summer who wants to camp near Petoskey or Sleeping Bear Dunes. That got us hunting for a good campground. We really need to get
(2015). Best Tent Camping: Michigan
I decided to put a list together like the one I did for
southwest Michigan car camping. The list doesn’t include ferry options, for instance North and South Manitou Islands or Beaver Island. Some of these are more rustic, some more developed. Some are close to water, while others are slightly more inland.
Here are the campgrounds that stood out to us. I’m sure there are other great locations we’re missing, so share your favorites in the comments below.
Here is a table of travel times for the same cities I used in the analysis of
southwest MI camping.
Next I need to work on locations in the UP, but with so little vacation time, we tend to do most of our trips in the lower peninsula, but I’d love to see more of the UP (
Thrillist.com | Exploringthenorth.com | Thegreatwaters.com).
Sure, on Instagram I follow the biggies like
Jimmy Chin, Chris Burkard, Corey Rich, Cory Richards, Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann, Forrest Mankins, Konsta Punkka, Travis Burke, Paul Nicklen, Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple, Andrew Marshall, Ben Moon, Jeff Johnson, Camp 4 Collective, 3 Strings Productions, Nat Geo Adventure, and….
But here are 3 less-well-known adventurers and photogrsphers I really enjoy:
The Wanderlings — Road trip from OR to Argentina.
MiVidaLeah — Cycling from CA to Patagonia.
Ben Woodworth — Showing how awesome it is to be a dad in northern MI.
The following books on raising children have caught my attention. People have either recommended these to me, or I’ve found them along the way. Time to fire up the inter-library loan request webpage.
Spirituality and Values
Caring for a baby
The Pregnancy Bible (Joanne Stone; includes early childhood)
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Sheila Kitzinge)
I haven’t posted any links for quite a while, so here you go:
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July 9, 2014
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On my walk this morning, I found a baby bluejay with a broken leg (picture 1). I went home and got a shoe box and a towel to retrieve it. When I got back to it 10 or 15 minutes later, it started screaming as I picked it up. I was too gentle, and it got away. All the while, it’s parents were screeching at me from the branches above. I couldn’t see a nest.
Since the parents were still involved, I wondered what I should do, so I posted my question on Facebook. Helpful people gave me instructions, and after reading more about bluejays online, I went back and picked up the little creature. This time it didn’t put up any fight, so I feared it might not make it (picture 2).
It’s been a long time since I posted links. Here is the collection that’s been growing in my notebook (categories are arbitrary and over-lapping):
Psychology + Relationships
Scientific Proof Thoughts & Intentions Can Alter The Physical World Around Us (The Mind Unleashed)
Why being a mom is enough. (Martin, Finding Joy)
Love Pedals Onward (Scheiner, CNS News)
Danny and Annie (See, Hear, Speak)
10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn (Christian, GQ)
Men and women’s brains are ‘wired differently’ (BBC)
The Most Important Trait Of Successful People May Surprise You (Rubin, Business Insider)
This column will change your life: embrace the schedule (Burkeman, Guardian)
Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive (Van Luling, Huffington Post)
21 Comics That Capture The Frustrations Of Depression (Nigatu, BuzzFeed)
What’s Your Goal? Good Kids or Great Adults? (Hagele, Project Patch)
Parents’ shouting could be damaging for kids (eKantipur)
The Habits Of Supremely Happy People (Bratskeir, Huffington Post)
Know When to Hold ‘Em: The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood (Blase)
How NOT To Help Someone Who Is Hurting (comic strips included!) (Rachel Marie Stone)
The Science Of Happiness (The Tiny Life)
Slow Down Your World: Five Tips for Slow Family Living (Arnold, Outside)
10 Things Super Successful People Do During Lunch (Winograd, Huffington Post)
Culture + Travel
Adventure + Nature
Video of the Day: Head-Butting Elk (Casimoro, Adventure Journal)
What’s the Most Essential Guide-Recommended Gear For Under $20? (Jackson, Outside)
Adventurers of the Year 2014 (National Geographic)
How to help wildlife (BBC)
10 ways to reconnect with nature this autumn (Aviss & Donnegoold, BBC)
The Story Behind That Amazing Flying Eagle Video (Casimiro, Adventure Journal)
Here are the 4 ways protected bike lanes help local businesses (Andersen, People for Bikes)
There Is a Man Wandering Around California With 3 Mules (Lukach, The Atlantic)
Tour de Troit: Much more than a big bike ride (Ignaczak, Model D Media)
A Day with Fred Beckey in the Dolomites ( Patagonia)
Rebirth of Belief (The Dirtbag Diaries)
Overlandia: Hank Bought a Bus (Adventure Journal)
Recommended Reading: The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds (Casimiro, Adventure Journal)
Animal Within (SANJAYGANDHI, eKantipur)
Patagonia: Going its Own Way (Williams, A Continuous Lean)
Trailspotters of MI
Q&A: Paige Claassen on Sending One of the Word’s Hardest Slabs–Art Attack (5.14b) (Parker, Rock and Ice)
Gear Preview: Nikon 1 AW1 Submersible Interchangeable Lens Camera (Casimiro, Adventure Journal)
The Road from Karakol (trailer)
Pro-Life, Pro-Animal: The conscience of a pro-life, vegan conservative (Scully)
Los Padres (See, Hear, Speak)
Joshua (See, Hear, Speak)
Zena Forest Products (See, Hear, Speak)
Worn Wear (See, Hear, Speak)
Adventure is Calling (See, Hear, Speak)
Regenerating the Grasslands of Patagonia. (See, Hear, Speak)
Food in Hawaii (See, Hear, Speak)
Activism + Social Action
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February 5, 2014
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