Category Archives: paddling

Ian’s Ocoee PFD

All the time I hear friends jokingly talk about how it takes a village to raise a kid, especially from our like-minded friends who tend toward more free-range parenting. I would say that Ian’s upbringing also takes a village, but … Continue reading

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5 Rules to Follow When Introducing Kids Under 5 to Whitewater

    IMPORTANT This entry is not meant to be a substitute for common sense, or a treatise on child care. The purpose is to provide suggestions as what has worked successfully for my family and friends who have ventured … Continue reading

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Selecting the Right Boat for Introducing Children to Whitewater

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15 Years

15 years ago today, a raft guide yanked me out of my boat and dropped me in the Ocoee. 15 years ago today I agreed to a first date with a raft guide. 15 years ago today my life forever … Continue reading

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And Out Like a Lamb

While March may have roared in with rain and snow, it has yielded to a mild and dry spring as it exits quietly. The middle and end of this month have flown by with some of the most fun that … Continue reading

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Healing and Recovering

As winter considers belching one more cold front before spring officially rolls in next week, the Kisers are healing up and almost ready to resume our normal lives. For the past four months, we’ve been tiptoeing around our usual activities … Continue reading

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Let me tell ya ’bout the best friends…

Brinn’s carpal tunnel and nerve damage to his elbow has worsened recently, so his surgeon has scheduled surgery for next Thursday. Two weeks out from surgery, Brinn started brining pork loins and preparing to smoke a feast so I called … Continue reading

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