There’s a very old Christmas carol that I love. I learned it as a child but rarely hear as an adult. The holly and the ivy When they are both full grown Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown Growing up where I did most […]
Over the course of the past year, I’ve watched a lot of kid sports. Not just the games but the practices. Hours of drills and instruction, running laps and coaches working to keep the attention of easily distracted kids and teens. It has been surprisingly interesting. I didn’t play sports as a kid. There […]
Random shots from several elevations and one Instagram account. Snow has returned to Mt Hood. Fall carpet. This is the foliage of some sort of tree… but doesn’t it look like something Lady GaGa would wear? The view over Iceland. All photos taken by me, with an iPhone.
A week after I wrote this post , 130 people died in attacks in Paris. The day before, 39 died and 243 were injured in a suicide bombing in Beirut. It is shocking, but these events are hardly unique. In just this year alone, countless attacks have been made on civilians and students in Egypt and […]
“This is a city built on rock and faith.” Madeline Lavine, Jerusalem Tour Guide I’ve had the honor and pleasure to spend the past week in Jerusalem. For several years, I’ve worked with the Jerusalem International YMCA. (Learn more at FriendsofJIY.org) This trip was a wonderful opportunity to see this amazing place first hand, […]