Murry Creek Segment helps the good times last
By Steve Hill
Probably one of the greatest strengths of local newspapers is that your local columnists can’t sing in them, at least in print. So we just share lyrics.
A fine musical group out of New Orleans, the Subdudes, reminded me this week that I haven’t been getting enough outdoor time, especially with the family. There’s a spoken portion of their song “All the Time in The World” when a character intones, “Look man, I’m hungry when I wake up … sleepy when I eat. Only time I feel good is with some dirt beneath my feet.”
The rest of the song is considerably more upbeat, with the lead singer promising he’s willing to do whatever is necessary to be there for his listener – “you need an hour, you can have mine’’ – and that it’s important to make the good times last.
That point was made double clear this week by a major family milestone. Our 15-year-old son Sam had his first important public role in a school play, and it was breathtaking to consider how quickly he’s grown into that part from the kid who once hid behind his classmates at a concert.
Because of things like plays and other individual commitments, this school year has too often been one in which our family hasn’t shared enough time together – especially outdoors.
So I made a point of finagling some father-son time out of the household schedule and Sam agreed to a Sunday afternoon hike. I was delighted to be able to spend it with him on a short visit to the Murry Creek Segment of the Ice Age Trail in Portage County.
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