Do You See It

Do You See It? Most often, when I head out on an afternoon run in the desert, it is my intention to run alone. A couple of mornings a week I run with Mark, occasionally with others, but more often than not it’s me and creation. That was my intent...

Boys With Guns

Boys With Guns Over the last few days I have seen quite a few FB posts in defense of guns. Many of these are posted by men of my generation (Boomers) who talk about the prevalence of guns in our youth and what is remembered fondly as the absence...

Is Your Daddy Coming

Is Your Daddy Coming Victoria is three and does everything better if she is clear about what comes next. On the days we spend together we rehearse our schedule over and over. We walk to the car in front of her house. She insists that her father...

Love Without Compromise

Love Without Compromise Stan told me that he met her when they were 11. I’ve heard this story many times. He was new in their Texas, small town, school and she was the prettiest girl he had ever seen. It was February and as he searched his...

I Fall A Lot

I Fall…A Lot As soon as I returned to the office I knew I had to call Ann. “Hey Ann, at lunch today will you meet me at the jewelry store across from your office?” “The one where we got our rings?” “Yep. I’ll see you there at noon.” “Why?” “We’ll...

Get Out of Bed and Go!

Get Out of Bed and Go!

Get Out of Bed and Go! I laid in bed and listened to the rain pounding on the skylight. Well, maybe not pounding, but definitely more than a patter. If I’m going to meet Paul for our Wednesday morning ride I must get up and get going. Cycling...

A Good Place to Pray

A Good Place to Pray Along with Karen Williams, David White, Mary Duhoux, Raju, Rose and Purna I am walking through the Manaslu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Every step overwhelms my imagination with a mythical beauty I have rehearsed in in my...

An American Joke

An American Joke

An American Joke We sat on a Qatar Airlines airplane, on the tarmac at Doha international airport. This airport is a beautiful modern building. Everything is brand new, sparkling and populated by people that approach me wanting to offer...

A Dangerous Prayer

A Dangerous Prayer

Immediately after our boat roared onto the beach we got out and walked in opposite directions.  Neither of us had anything to say.  We had violated our simplest safety rule and it was only by luck or by grace that we didn’t die.  My friend Will...