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 [...]

Of all the things I have learned on this 69 year journey, one of the most important for me is this - Love knows nothing of separateness, either in distance or time. Love is not confined by the physical laws and constraints and boundaries because in its truest form, it is spiritual. And, this cannot [...]

Took the backroads to the lumber yard today and drove by a ranch that raises buffaloes (bison). Mount Shasta is in the far back back. Those are olive trees too. They are mechanically harvested which requires the trees to be pruned in sort of a boxy shape. That seems weird to me. Nicky plays guitar [...]

Quaker meeting for worship After Samye Ling my spiritual searching was dogged by the on-off return of the punitive god and so placatory one-off … Spiritual searching 3: Knock … I am captivated by Fiona’s sharing of her spiritual quest. You might be too. This is a series. Although I am not able to like [...]

Mount Shasta to the north Destination- Lassen Peak The “ Watch for Snow” is covered up Cold Getting Deeper Parking Lot at Visitor’s Center Not a Good Exit Lassen Peak A Dazed and Confused Old Guy Trying To Avoid a Broken Hip! Gives You an Idea of How Deep the Snow is at the Lowest [...]

A couple of years ago, I put down a little piano backing track on the IPhone and I began making things up, kind of. This was the result. https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/my-life/s-qD9zrO6emou?si=efbfff84d3b64a919e6694602b2999cf&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Love Do Wop Music! Wrote this one with a friend in Australia, Lawrence Farr. As usual, I got a little silly and we added that ending [...]

It is turning into a very wet drought here in Northern California. Since the beginning of the new year, we've had nine "Atmospheric Rivers" travel above our heads and one "Bomb Cyclone" for good measure. In the good old days, we didn't have those terms in our weather vocabulary. We'd say, "Man, it rained cats [...]