PARENTING -- I have continued to hear many comments from parents regarding my column of reflections on parenting children with an adventurous spirit for the outdoors.
Tom Mosher of Spokane recalled this advice from John Roskelley, Spokane's world-class mountaineer who passed on his passion to his son, Jess.
When my son started serious climbing, I asked Roskelley what he advised, since Mary and I were a little overcome with anxiety.
His response was a grin and, "Buy him the best helmet on the market." We did that.