About

In Tomfoolery, I’m seeking to regain something I think we’ve lost. Somewhere, at some point in our lives, somebody told us we needed to grow up. Apparently, in western society at least, being grown up means abandoning everything that we used to enjoy, and spending the remaining 2/3 of our lives pursuing the acquisition of more and more resources, whether or not we really need them, and so sacrificing any remaining life and health we had left. I’m looking to put all of that behind me and re-learn how to play. 

This site will present my travelogues, information about things I’m interested in, and pretty much anything else I want to talk about.  Usually it will center around outdoor activities, particularly hiking and kayaking, with a focus on wildlife and nature photography. An underlying theme of psychological wellness and mindfulness-meditation will also be present.

I am an over-50 father of three adult children, married 20+ years (and to the same person). In mundane life I am a food-service professional. Everything else, as Anne McCaffrey said, changes without notice.

Be advised that I am not presenting myself as any kind of expert on anything. I talk here about things that happen to me, or that I think of, or of feelings that I have. Your Mileage May Vary. So I will leave you with this, from radio personality Neal Boortz:

“Don’t believe anything you read on this web page unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true, or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your own satisfaction. That is what is called ‘doing your homework.'”