Our Year in Cities 2016

During 2016, Lindsey and/or I spent at least one night in each of the cities listed below. The boys were with us for all but the Grand Canyon.

  • Traverse City, MI (Hometown)
  • Grand Canyon, AZ (Phoenix, then Lee’s Ferry, then camped while rafting, then South Rim)
  • Lansing, MI (Boys first MSU Game)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (John Ball Zoo)

Education

School
“What if you started a school that presupposed the goal was happy kids? And I mean happy with a capital H. Balanced. Thoughtful. Compassionate. Doers. What if their resume wouldn’t ever matter? Some of you have heard me say before that the only people who care about your GPA are people who you’ve given no other basis to evaluate you. So, what if instead you wanted to build an education that fostered interestingness? Understanding? Action? Experience? . . . I’ve yet to see test scores correlate with happiness. I’ve yet to even see test scores correlate with learning with a L, …”

~ Chris Sacca

Be Amazed

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be amazed by each morning breath. By the boys’ precious smiles. By the sunrise each morning.

While they may seem the same, each is unique.