Tag Archives: kids

Arise patriots: Leave no child inside!

Alright, all you people who have been fondly recalling your idyllic childhoods lying in old fields, catching lightning bugs, plunging into the swimming hole, and chucking rotten apples at each other in the old orchard, and lamenting that kids nowadays … Continue reading

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Herbert S. Zim: Natural Patriot

Over the last few weeks, while piddling around the project site (i.e., yard), pulling weeds, attempting to ferret out the invaders from the natives, puzzling over bugs, and pondering where I might site a small pond (and how to sell … Continue reading

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Got dirt?

[Editor's note: This just in -- and in time for Earth Day (barely). I reprint below an extract from the new, second edition of Richard Louv's classic and inspirational book, Last Child in the Woods.  The new edition is expanded … Continue reading

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The new flight from Eden

Fresh air, wildlife, purple mountains’ majesty.  This country’s national parks have long been considered a jewel in the crown of American democracy – all accessible to anyone for a nominal charge or even for free.  And ever since ol’ Teddy Roosevelt … Continue reading

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No child left indoors

So many problems in the world. What can we do about it? Well, to start with, one of the simplest, cheapest, and most wholesome things one can do is get the kids and yourself off your rear ends and take … Continue reading

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