Daily Archives: November 3, 2019

family secret . . . The B.D. Fund for “Nurture Nature” Environmental and Conservation Issues

Look for the New “Nurture Nature” T-Shirts to be available for purchase, with a large portion of proceeds going to protect our Earthly environment and conservation efforts from Florida west to Hawai’i.

Wandervogel Diary

The relationship I had with my father left much to be desired. He was always a distant and troubled man and, after his divorce from our mother, a largely absent figure in my life. By the time he died in 1988, we were virtually estranged.

He responded to this sorry situation by designating me as his executor and left me with a neatly organized file drawer of materials as a legacy of his life, as well as a bundle of cash and mementos to distribute fairly between me, my sister, and brother. As I studied the contents of these files, it was as if my father were speaking to me from beyond the grave, summing up his life for me and its meaning. It was a spare, meticulous, and eloquent presentation which left me free to draw my own conclusions, as if being drawn into a give-and-take conversation.

I understood…

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