A Tender Distance
80 pages
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A Tender Distance

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Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.

"Presents parenting on a 'high-voltage tightrope' between adventure and safety in rugged conditions."
--Foreword Footnotes

This is a mother's story about raising her two boys in Alaska were wilderness is just out the back door of their home. Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.
I walked a high voltage tightrope as I balanced the boy's adventure-filled childhood-one I had only dreamed about living-with my concern for their safety. Ultimately, it would have been safer to stay at home and play video games. But we lived in Alaska fora more soul-full existance....And so I walked that tightrope one step at a time, hoping I would not fall or fail them.
Acknowledgements 9 Rendevous Peak 11 Genesis 23 Moose Meadow 37 First Salmon 51 Mount Baldy 65 Breakup 75 Porcupine Promises 87 Symphony Lake 97 Faith Falls 107 Devil's Pass 121 Kesugi Ridge 133 As Hours Will 153 Ghost Bear 163 Mount Marathon 179 Epilogue Wild Boys 195

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Date de parution 01 mai 2011
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EAN13 9780882408507
Langue English

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--Foreword Footnotes

This is a mother's story about raising her two boys in Alaska were wilderness is just out the back door of their home. Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.
I walked a high voltage tightrope as I balanced the boy's adventure-filled childhood-one I had only dreamed about living-with my concern for their safety. Ultimately, it would have been safer to stay at home and play video games. But we lived in Alaska fora more soul-full existance....And so I walked that tightrope one step at a time, hoping I would not fall or fail them.
Acknowledgements 9 Rendevous Peak 11 Genesis 23 Moose Meadow 37 First Salmon 51 Mount Baldy 65 Breakup 75 Porcupine Promises 87 Symphony Lake 97 Faith Falls 107 Devil's Pass 121 Kesugi Ridge 133 As Hours Will 153 Ghost Bear 163 Mount Marathon 179 Epilogue Wild Boys 195" />

A TENDERDISTANCE
A TENDERDISTANCE
Text and photos © 2009 by Kaylene Johnson All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Alaska Northwest Books® An imprint of Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. P.O. Box 10306 Portland, OR 97296-0306 (503) 226-2402 *www.gacpc.com
President: Charles M. Hopkins General Manager: Douglas A. Pfeiffer Associate Publisher, Alaska Northwest Books: Sara Juday Editorial Staff: Timothy W. Frew, Kathy Howard, Jean Bond-Slaughter Cover Design: Vicki Knapton Interior Design: Constance Bollen, cb graphics Production Coordinator: Susan Dupèré
Printed in the United States of America
DEDICATION
To my sons, Erik and Mark Johnson With wonder at the backcountry men you’ve become.
Once we realize that between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up if they succeed at loving the distance between them, which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
—RAINER MARIA RILKE
Acknowledgements
Rendevous Park Genesis Moose Meadow
First Salmon
Mount Baldy Breakub Porcubine Pass
Symbhony Lake Faith Falls Devil’s Promises
Kesugi Ridge
As Hours Will Ghost Bear Mount Marathon
EpilogueWild Boys
CONTENTS
Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
WILLA cATHER, MY ÁNTONIA
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