"Do they mean vehicles or people too?" He asked. "They don't specify. Go ahead and cross the line." "No!" "Why not?" "There aren't any park rangers around," he said nervously. "Will they put me in jail if they catch me?" "Maybe in park jail." I couldn't help myself. "What?!" "I'm kidding. Just go. Be daring. … Continue reading Breaking the Rules
Despite his fear of severe storms, Atticus is fascinated with weather. It’s been his passion since first grade. He dreams of following in the footsteps of Jim Cantore, Mike Seidel, and the like. His imagination allows him to believe he is able to stand in the middle of a hurricane—wind violently whipping around him and … Continue reading Every Dream Has a Beginning
This past weekend, our area of the country expected severe storms. Atticus, a wanna-be meteorologist, watches the Weather Channel with intensity. As tornadoes swept across Texas and Mississippi, he watched videos of the damage with feelings of despair. I blocked the Weather Channel last summer because Atticus liked to watch shows like “Tornado Alley” and … Continue reading The Time to Panic is Now!
Tropical Storm Cindy blew through the United States last week, and I watched as Atticus excitedly followed her path. With great anticipation, he awaited the arrival of the storm’s lingering effects in our area of the globe. The rain was to arrive around midnight, and he had every intention of staying up late to greet … Continue reading Stormy Weather