When I was a child my grandfather would occasionally bring out his old harmonica and he'd play an old hymn, like How Great Thou Art. He was not a church going man during those days nor did he ever display much love for the arts - so this was always a very special moment for [...]

I was browsing Facebook this morning and I saw where one of our daughters, Leah, had posted an article. I was cruising through the article and I found it all very interesting because lately at work I've been discussing the difficulty of helping college students who have been traumatized and the emotional demands on the [...]

Yesterday was the 6 month anniversary of the disastrous Camp Fire.  We've been struggling with all the changes, grateful YES, but still a bit out of sorts. Our lives are much different now. We drive on different roads to different places. We view our house as a house, not a home...yet. They say it takes [...]

The heat is putting an end to my sugar peas. I pulled them out and we transplanted some zinnias in their place. Crossing my fingers for the zinnias-they don't like to be messed with. After planting some corn and squash, and fertilizing the citrus trees with an organic product, and then weeding around the grapes, [...]

In a boat...on the Sacramento River...with grandson, his girlfriend and my son-in-law...comfortable weather...find a spot on the river where shad are....caught about 20 of them...release them back into the river...perfect.