I was sitting out in the backyard earlier this afternoon when I looked over at the remnants of my summer vegetable garden. It was bordering on lifeless, with only a few tomatoes left ripening on the vines. A few of their brethren that I had overlooked were laying in the dirt decomposing.Continue reading “What My Garden Taught Me About Life”
In this episode of Experience, we meet up with Tori Schwarz.
Not only is she a part time adventure guide for those who want to visit national parks, but Tori also customized a 2008 sprinter van and turned it into a “cabin on wheels”.
The old stories always told of the mountain.
The mountain where the god lived.
In some of the stories, he was kind.
In others, he was vengeful.
Which of the stories was true, the man wondered.
He had asked this question aloud once, at a harvest feast when he was a child.
The elders gave him a scolding look.
“We do not question the ways of our god”, they told him.
“Why not?”, was his retort.
Being quickly shuffled by his mother back to his bed, he never got an answer.
We may take this good for granted, however it truly is a marker of civilization.
Before the invention of toilet paper, a variety of other items were used throughout human history. Scooping sticks made from wood and precious metals, to sand and pebbles, mussel shells, corn cobs, sponges, and more were used as the go to cleanup item when someone needed to go.