Category Archives: old friends

my friend vic

My lifelong friend Vic Graham died yesterday, and my first thought on waking this morning was of Vic in heaven, safely home. Less than a week ago he was bounding up the stairs of his son’s home, heading for three-generation … Continue reading

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road trip back from utah

Let’s see, I think we left off at the white-hanky farewell. Such good sports! At this point we were ready to put some miles on the car and get ourselves to Boise, where a cute little airbnb would give us … Continue reading

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king mauri (+ 50 years)

It was my privilege to accompany a king to his college reunion dinner last evening. Turns out a queen was also among the royal subjects. What? No crowns? We ate well and sang well and storied well and laughed well … Continue reading

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connect the dots

This was Erik Platz in 1962. Erik lived with his grandparents kitty-corner from my family’s house on Forest Avenue in Wheaton, IL. I remember that picket fence and the sheep that once pastured on that land before it was developed … Continue reading

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craig preached

By Thursday my boss, our interim pastor at Newberg Friends, knew he was too sick to preach on Sunday. Normally it would not fall to me to make other arrangements; I’m hired staff and concern myself with what happens in … Continue reading

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anything but dull

If you don’t have a friend like Deborah, you need to find one. Today! Here is one of 12 posts that report my adventures with her. (OK, if you insist, I’ll link this one too.) My friendship with Deborah goes … Continue reading

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early 4th

We’ll begin with this pan of cubed pork belly. Taylor tasted some a few weeks back prepared by his brother-in-law Ryan in Austin, TX, and the plan rapidly came together. The radiant mama-to-be-again after church (mass). We got to stay … Continue reading

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