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…

Theodolite

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.

Barn

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

GUILTY! Not Guilty.

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just—both are detestable to the Lord.”Proverbs 17:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) On the morning of June 18, 2016, while listening to my daily audio devotions and following along with the printed version, I was struck by the contemporary application of this Proverb passage to today’s headlines. And, of…

Meadowcation!

This finessed sunset shot of the meadow adjacent to our residence showcases the splashes of violet flowers that dot the rapidly growing meadow grass; while gnarled branches and scrub bushes complement the scene.

Laughter…

Laughter…CURE FOR THE COMMON OLD! A Cheerful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22 This meme features my Mom at age ninety, celebrating her and Dad’s 71st anniversary, exchanging memories with an old friend. Mom passed the following year. I crafted this phrase just before the end of the year. It is notable in light of…

Walk vs. Talk

Oh Jesus, take the wheel; Not led by what I feel. Oh Lord, be moved by Thee; And not by what I see. Sweet Spirit, by Thy Word; And not by what I’ve heard. It’s then Your Ways I’ll walk; My life much more than talk. WhittledWord August 12, 2015

New Orleans

My return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! In the bar to the right, I shared the world’s supposedly strongest drink, a Hand Grenade, with my daughter! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime memory.

Safe Space! Not!

Yesterday was a productive day for me. I must have had five items on my to-do list that involved being out and about! I was on my own, as my wife was on the East Coast embracing her three precious granddaughters! To a majority of people that venture into the cauldron of chaos characteristic of…

Determined Thomas

For over five decades I’ve prayed religiously— I’ve prayed for the restoration of the atrophied muscles in my right leg, injured in a skill saw injury at the age of eighteen. The nerve was severed, and despite a surgical and rehabilitative process, I currently contend with the consternation of a foot-drop condition. My preference for…