Monthly Archives: November 2008


The sun was shining brightly when we left our plush accommodations shortly before noon. We wanted to get a jump on the other vacationers who we figured would be hitting the slopes one last time. We zipped along Interstate 70, … Continue reading

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at 8,000 feet

A while back, at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraiser auction, the Andersons bid on a week’s use of a house in Aspen. They also won! That’s why we get to hang out in a luxurious 7,000+ foot new home with mountain … Continue reading

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thanksgiving blessings to you!

…and that’s the truth!

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Volume 5

After granddaughter Cassidy’s first birthday, I picked out the very best pictures of her from my vast collection and put them together with a story of her first year of life into a 20-page book. It looks like this: And … Continue reading

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Here are some random pictures collecting on my computer’s desktop. I’ve driven a 1994 Jeep Wrangler since 1995. Could be I need to plan a road trip. Yesterday we enjoyed a conversation with John and Erin in their camper van … Continue reading

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another church retreat

We’re back from the coast and getting ready to start a new week. We enjoyed beautiful weather, a perk given the time of year. I’m more of an observer than a participant, so retreats aren’t necessarily my favorite thing. That’s … Continue reading

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commuter bike

Dinnertime darkness doesn’t prevent Mauri from going for takeout Thai on his “commuter bike.” He has it fully equipped with flickering front and back lights and assures me it is absolutely safe. What do you think?

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While I was in Ohio for some Evangelical Friends-related meetings, I stretched out my travels by one day to visit cousin Helen Katherine. I thoroughly enjoyed attending her Sunday school class and worship service and meeting her friends the Torneros, … Continue reading

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the electoral map

Need a good laugh? Check this out.

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one good thing

I can think of one good thing about the election result. I would love to be wrong about everything else and will try to keep an open mind about what happens next.

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