Ah, the old phrases my elders used to use. “Mind your own beeswax,” “Stop being so nosey,” and “Mind your own P’s and Q’s” was often heard. One of my grandfathers used to always say to me, “Just between you, me and the fence post.” Oddly enough, often there was a fence post close by. [...]

Lately, I've started to swing the golf clubs again after a few years away from it. Not really ready to play on the big courses again. I've been spending some time playing at a little low key 9 hole course down the road and up the road, I've been practicing at a nice place with [...]

https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/hard-way-to-love?si=a31dfc6632b64c819c03a97cf31e86c8&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing I'd like to share a few songs over the next week or so that I wrote a few years ago. I've shared some over the years. Just used my cell phone to record these rough ideas, using my guitar and sometimes blowing into the harp. They are not in any way polished. Some are [...]

Oh how I wished I could have been able to hear for myself as Jesus taught through his parables. I am sure most of the time I probably would have said, "Huh?" However, one of my favorites is the parable of the prodigal son - having been a prodigal son myself once or twice or [...]

We bought a new Subaru Forester last week which means we are now tree huggers for real. Missing the fall colors, we decided to take a 3 hour drive north to Ashland, Oregon and visit a favorite place, Lithia Park. Tomorrow we will go another 30 minutes north into Grants Pass, Oregon in search of [...]

As I continue to read and think about 'The Story of a Soul," I came across this 2nd quote above which again made me sit the book down and think a bit. (The first time it was with an example of tenderness.) Now I know many, if not most, of my friends cringe with the [...]

When we moved out to the Orland area, we were told that we were now part of the Orland Water Users Association. "Oh, great! Uh, what does that mean?" "Oh, they'll explain it to you." The real explanation would have been like this: " Every ten to fourteen days, your world will revolve around a [...]