My father always enjoyed moments of goofing around, and he didn’t mind when my brothers and I put him in the middle of our own goofing around. He never took himself too seriously. And that was a lesson in itself. Here is an audio version of the title story from my book Climbing Lessons. Just click here and you will hear how my accident-prone Dad tried, one afternoon when I was in grade school, to show my brothers and me how to climb a massive sycamore!