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The topic today is youth and, of course, the youth I chose are my own kids. These photos were taken in 1999 on a trip to the East Coast. Adam and Bonnie hanging out next to the Connecticut River, at the Dartmouth College Boathouse, is a favorite memory of this trip. Ross and John had gone out canoeing. In the second photo, we were with friends in Warren, Vermont...swimming in a neighbor's pond, when Ross came across this salamander. This is the first time Ross had seen a salamander up close and it was a big moment for him. Anyone who knows Ross, knows that he loves animals, bugs, and amphibians more than just about anything else. So yes, a big deal. He also saw his first fireflies on this trip, and that was also magical for him and for us.