On a beautiful April Sunday, I got up early and drove to Gettysburg. July marks the battle’s 150th anniversary, and I had signed up for a two-​hour horseback battlefield tour.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2013
  • Sub Heading A different battlefield tour
In June I bowed to the demands of my three college-​aged children and got the whole family smart phones. As I waited in line at the AT&T store, a guy behind me suggested I should get the “Siri” iPhone. “You can ask it anything, and it answers,” he said. Perhaps I should do…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
What could be nicer than a family trip with all three kids just before they head off to college and my wife and I become empty nesters? This, at least, was my thinking when I signed up for a three-​day, two-​night pack trip into Yellowstone Park this summer. Ride in on horseback, do…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Building natural selection into your family vacation
At a civic event 11 years ago, I saw an unusually dapper fellow — navy pinstripe suit, rep tie and perfectly combed white hair. The fact is, I thought he was someone else. I went over and introduced myself, and he said, “Bill Dietrich.” The name meant nothing to me. But after chatting for a…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading The name Dietrich will live long in our city
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