I was recently hiking on the beautiful Bruce Trail near Ancaster. At the Sulphur Springs Rail stop information kiosk has a flyer for a kids summer camp. It looked great:
Learn how to read maps.
Learn how to use a compass.
Learn how to make an emergency lean to.
Learn how to start a fire without matches.
Now I am thinking it looks perfect then:
Learn how to cook a hotdog over a fire.
Really? I want to see the tough wilderness camper who has to stay in an emergency hand made shelter and make fire without matches who needs to know how to cook a hotdog over a fire. Really - would you even be able to find a hotdog tree to get one in the first place if you were lost in the wilderness?
It reminded me of a satirical documentary about the pasta harvest.
I read a book - Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High. Interesting book. I found I already employed many of the techniques suggested.
I liked the respect prayer "Lord help me forgive those who sin differently than I"