Like many in this network I was pretty deeply disappointed in the recent Toys 'R Us ad pitting "trees vs. toys", highlighted in the C&NN media update. Like many of you Toys 'R Us has been a part of our gift giving and, to be honest, I still enjoy exploring the canyons of toys in the aisles myself.
Nothing conveys our disappointment more effectively to Toys "R Us than the power of the purse: not buying from them - and letting them know that. If you are unhappy with their…Continue
Added by Manny Kiesser on November 7, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I recently went hiking with a friend in the Angeles National Forest. We manage to get together on the trail about once a month. Our hikes are a great way to get out into nature – and to catch up, socialize, and solve the world’s problems. It was a perfect morning and we picked a great trail – a 10 mile out-and-back that promised spectacular vistas, pine forests, mountain geology - postcard quality stuff.
We were well along on our hike when we reached a signpost noting that we were…Continue
Added by Manny Kiesser on October 7, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments
Along with the “day job” and working to get kids and families connected to the outdoors, I am also an avid martial artist. I practice a number of styles, to include tai chi. I call it a passion. My wife Lori calls it an obsession (I’m a stereotypical German so there may not be a difference). I’ve been fortunate to train with some of the best teachers in the world. I now have one more teacher: the Potomac River.
The afternoon before the opening of the 2012 C&NN…Continue