The Splendor of Play

You were once a child.  You most likely had a moment that made you nearly burst with happiness.

Whatever we do as children, without anyone making us do it, may be a clue about what we really like doing with our time.  After all, we are the same DNA we were when we were kids. 

I love helping people remember their deepest, most wholesome, joys.

I helped build the Rick Herrema Foundation (RHF). RHF’s mission is to support the Military Family (broadly defined) through fun, quality activities that support relationships and build community.

To visit Rick’s Place, RHF’s pilot park near the largest US military installation in the world (by population), arrange a tour.

“You must know that there is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and good for life in the future than some good memory, especially a memory of childhood, of home. People talk to you a great deal about your education, but some good, sacred memory, preserved from childhood, is perhaps the best education. If a man carries many such memories with him into life, he is safe to the end of his days, and if one has only one good memory left in one’s heart, even that may sometime be the means of saving us.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, trans. Constance Garnett (New York, The Macmillan Company), 1922

Photos above from Rick’s Place near Ft. Bragg, NC.

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