Dougsplace is written by Doug McColl.
I am an outdoor sports, recreation and education professional. Since 1989 I have taught canoeing skills, cross-country skiing, orienteering and other outdoor pursuits to literally thousands of children and adults. I have also lead dozens of interpretive canoe hikes, ski hikes, snowshoe hikes, bike hikes, and of course regular hikes. You can see photos and read about some of these at http://www.geocities.com/dougscanoe/blog.html .
As a husband, father of 5, a writer, musician, teacher, lover of nature and non motorized outdoor recreation (running, biking, skiing canoeing) kind of guy, I decided that since I was writing about stuff that matters to me, perhaps someone might as well read it.
When I was a child I was called a dreamer by my friends and I’m likely still thought so by many…especially my own chidren! This blog represents a lifetime of being a dreamer. At times it’s the rambling soul of a non-conformist. At other times a search for truth, clarity and the true riches of life which are found in our experiences with others and the world.
I welcome your questions and comments.