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Gotta Itch that Can’t be Scratched

Sometimes I look at a situation and get that funny gut-level feeling that I’m helpless. With time and some maturity I’ve started to accept my lack of power over issues, big and small. In fact, there’s little, in the end, that you or I can actually control. Recently, I have discovered there are some itches […]

My Nuclear Learning Curve

Learning used to mean sitting at a desk and staring forward while listening to an instructor dispense information. Learning meant looking at a chalkboard. To this day I can still remember my first grade experience. My classroom in Cedar City, Utah had rows of little wooden desks. Mostly, I recall our days being interrupted by […]

At the River’s Edge, Downstream in Life

Moving water is hypnotic. Portland is near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The inviting quality of the river has captured my attention and beckoned me to ponder its flow. Portland in June has brought me to the edge of the river and slowed my pace. The tranquility of watching the river go […]

Hating Politics but Addressing the Unavoidable

You know the routine and the statement. We don’t talk about politics or religion. Most of us hate politics. Well, not actually politics but rather, the people running the show and the seemingly inane manner in which they do so. Now I find myself incapable of ignoring politics and its in-your-face, chop slapping reality. I […]

God Awful Hot…and the Wind is Blowing

Palm Springs (“PS”) has been a watering hole for me over the years. There are a lot of palms…but, I haven’t found the springs yet. PS is the landing pad in route to the cool, temperate atmosphere of Santa Barbara…now that’s a city. My reference to Palm Springs as “PS” has meaning…it is truly a […]