My Black Friend wants to go Camping with Me

My Black Friend wants to go Camping with Me

Kyle didn’t take any photos of me building the fire, but here’s one of me flying a kite on the beach. Reading time: 4 minutes Black people famously – stereotypically – don’t like to go camping. But my friend Dominica said, she actually said, that she wants...
Enticing my Black Husband to go Camping Again

Enticing my Black Husband to go Camping Again

Kyle taking photos at Lake Wenatchee Reading time: 3 minutes Kyle intended to only ever go camping with me once. I did get him to go camping a second time last year. But how did I get him to go a third time? I got him to go camping a third time by telling him that I...

White People Do Some Crazy Things

Wading in a cold mountain stream, summer 2015. Reading time: 2 minutes When I was growing up, my family would go camping a lot. And when I was in high school, I’d go hiking with my dad and some of his hiking buddies. If we’d go someplace where there was a...

“You *like* going camping”

Mt. Rainier! From Highway 410. Me getting my white on. Reading time: 2 min. 30 sec. “You like doing this.” When Kyle is baffled or incredulous, he gets this look of deep suspicion on his face that reminds me so much of his brother, I can’t help laughing. Especially...

I put my socks and shoes on the right way!

Look there! He put on his left sock and left shoe before he started on his right! Reading time: 2 min. 30 sec. When Kyle and I were out camping last weekend, he finally realized that I’m right about how you should put on your socks and shoes. He used to think I...

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