We’ve had 11 so-called atmospheric rivers this winter. Being in a severe drought, with many dry wells around us, the rain is a blessing. On the mountains, new records of total snowfall are about to be set. Still, the constant rain can get a fella sort of itchy to get moving outside. Yet, still recovering [...]

Mercy Me (with all instruments and rough vocal/instruments mix) by gary a. mcmahon on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/mercy-me-with-all-instruments-and-rough-vocalinstruments-mix This is a very rough mix, but now includes all the instruments, for Mercy Me. The cello was the perfect addition, me thinks. The song was inspired by reading Brennan Manning's book, Ragamuffin Gospel along with some personal reflection. [...]

A couple of weeks ago, I walked into the Surgery Center at our regional hospital for a hernia repair. This was the second attempt to repair it. Three years ago I got a two for one deal during emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. Soon after the first one, I probably coughed and blew it [...]

Almost every night during the fall, winter, and spring, I sit in our hot tub and look at the stars - always in wonderment and sometimes, prayerfully - although perhaps they are the same thing. When the moon is visible at night, I watch as the light that is reflected, from one evening to the [...]

I read quite a bit. Probably 50% of my books are biographies. Some of the people I read about are considered religious saints, some are sort of saints-in-waiting and some might be considered secular saints who impacted a particular arena of life. The one thing they all have in common though is that none of [...]