Patio Pearl of Wisdom

Escaping to the patio from the claustrophobic apartment confinement due to the Coronovirus pandemic affords me a calming panoramic view of the outdoors. Cumulus clouds punctuate the rich blue sky. The clean air reflects the result of the sparse street traffic. This surreal season affects my status as a mostly-retired, self-described introvert, much less than most people…

Anointed Preach!

Anointed preachaffects the reach! The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.—John 6:63 New Living Translation (NLT)


IT’S ALL GOOD! A faith perspective alters our perception that life is only daily drudgery, interspersed with random episodes of delight, distress or despair. For God’s Called, He works all for the good.* See Romans 8:28 WhittledWord © 2019/11/26 David Veliquette *My paraphrase

Yosemite Tears

    While standing on a rock in river’s flow; I cried to God, “Please let me see and know.”  The pain that tore my heart was hard to bear; So looking up to God, I said, “Not fair!” Then nestled by the fire with beauty ’round; There, talking to a friend, my phone had…

Pillow Puppy!

Age inevitably mounts an assault on the mundane. Imagining the transformation of everyday items into living things is one approach. Although pets are a delight, they are also a discipline. This morning we agreed that a pillow pet is a pure delight and a perfect fit for the apartment dweller! The “dog” appears to be…


My Dad, Chester, a weatherman at the old Sacramento Airport, using a Theodolite. I remember being at work with him when he did this measurement at night. I found this photo nestled in an album with a much later date. I don’t remember seeing it before.   There is a long history of theodolite use…

Pigeon Point

Pigeon Point Lighthouse offers endless variegated views.


This idyllic barn, nestled in La Honda, California, is one of my favorite scenes on the road to Half Moon Bay and Pigeon Point.