Category: Missy’s Musings

Live Dangerously

A word from Missy to kick off your next season, adventure, day or challenge…

Go ahead and eat it, even if it’s past the 5-second rule.
Skip the anti-bacterial soap and let your immune system do the fighting.
Skip the antibiotics…chances are it’s a virus.
Let your child work with knives. The learning will astonish you both.
Take that job offer, even if, especially if, you think you’re under-qualified.
Take that trip to an undiscovered part of your world.
Yes, your son can walk to the store by himself.
And, your daughter should learn to build a good fire.
And even if you think you haven’t trained enough, do that race anyway.
Live dangerously…learning awaits.

How do you live dangerously? Tell me.

On the Fly Dress Campfire Cookin Rollick Print Crew

Feminism Is:

DEAD – Something that happened in the 70’s. A movement that’s still relevant today – A communist plot. A terrorist plot. Some kind of plot – A nice idea whose time has come. A nice idea whose time has gone – About choice and control. About eliminating control-top lingerie – A satanic ritual. A cult. A club – A conspiracy to make men wear pink – A movement that seeks justice for women. A movement that is unjust to men – For men as well as women – For sons as well as daughters – The anti-dote to the old boys club. The pre-cursor to the new girls club – A movement that died with the Kardashians and Jersey Shore – Alive and well and living in Anchorage, New York City, Asheville, St. Louis, Eugene, Dallas and EVERYWHERE THERE IS A STRONG WOMAN

Missy Park


Get Cracking

This New Year I’m gonna dispense with the resolutions, the commitments, the planning, the idle chatter.

Let’s just start, begin, commence, break ground, establish, impel, kindle, undertake, take the plunge, initiate, instigate (ooh, I like that one), launch, actuate, pioneer, sally forth, get the ball rolling, cause, do, create, introduce, originate, activate, go ahead, inaugurate, light out, trigger, mobilize, spark.

It’s a clean slate. How will you start?

Missy Park



A Year of Blessings

A year of blessings in disguise and otherwise:

Aching muscles


Missing the cut

Making the cut

A friend lost and regained

Skinned knees

My father’s wisdom

My mother’s optimism

Children, growing up

A missed connection

A race won

A race lost

10 fingers and 10 toes

Thankful for them all,
Missy Park



-Use your outside voice

-A pull up

-Change your own tire

-Hold your ground

-Take the last piece

-Grab the brass ring

-Be a bad mother, just for a minute

-Catch a fish

-Hike or run – by yourself

-Learn to make a real fire; the kind with kindling

-Laugh really loud

-Something, everyday

Missy Park