Category Archives: Children

Cool Beans

by James Morris
Illustration by Sara Haidermota

A few summers ago, I was driving my two sons to a trail head for a hike in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. They were going with a group of kids up a mountain called Iroquois.

I advised them to be sure to bring lots of water for the long hike. In turn, they asked me how I was going to spend my day. “Writing about urine,” I replied.

“Urine?” they asked incredulously.

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Trees Aren’t Brown

by James Morris

With the start of another school year, let’s take a look at diversity in all its forms.

I recently overheard a conversation between two friends of mine. One just took up painting, and the other has painted for many years. They were talking about how to paint trees, when the one with more experience said, “Take a look at trees – they aren’t brown.”

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