Fishermen are great observers, and the ones who taught me most about that were my brother and my dad. Nowadays, my dad’s moving more slowly, and my brother, Michael Peterson, is a Cincinnati-based poet, but each June they make a pilgrimage back to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Last week they[…]
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All observations are, to some extent, limited. There’s always some subjective gap between what we’ve seen and the fullest truth. The sight of the boy you liked in high school walking away with another girl has probably lingered in your heart longer than his feelings for her. Emotion, especially, can[…]
At the Thomas Starr King Middle School across the street from me (Go Lions!), students return to classes before Labor Day. They’re among a growing number of kids who mourn summer’s death in August…unlike in Virginia, where the King’s Dominion law protects the rights of teenagers to ride roller coasters[…]
Memorial Day weekend’s just ahead, with stormy weather expected in the Midwest and East. But Memorial Day itself should be mostly dry: so if you’re heating up the barbeque, you might also break out your camera or smartphone to help our friends with a science project. It’s a Field Photo[…]
Observation, like skiing, cooking or pageant walking, is a skill that can be honed. So we went looking for someone who is an expert in observation, who can offer lessons in taking note to all note-takers and – this week – to #ISeeChangers.