Wednesday, October 5, 2022


Mount Laguna, San Diego County

My new blog is called 1in7.

It features content and images on rest, prayer, learning and recreation. Many posts include curated resources for creating space for refreshment with God and others. I hope to post 1 to 2 times each week. 

Inspiration for 1in7 posts comes from many sources, including books, photos, conversations and life experiences. 

I welcome comments on my posts. 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Remembering Harriet

My younger sister passed away early Thursday morning following a long illness. My heart is broken. I will miss her terribly. 

I used to say that Harriet never met a stranger. She found something to talk about with everyone. Harriet LOVED people, and they loved her in return. She also loved celebrating Mardi Gras. And, she loved introducing me as her Big Brother. 

My brother and I are happy that so many people are sending us photos and memories of our sister. We look forward to continuing to celebrating her.
John 11:25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me will live, even though he dies. 26And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

27“Yes, Lord,” she answered, “I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Staying Safe


I love a good adventure.  The emphasis is on good

I started in Ventura and drove up California Highway 33 this past Monday. Potrero John Creek Trail was the destination. 

Potrero John Creek is in the Sespe Wilderness of Los Padres National Forest. 

Highway 33/Maricopa Highway is a stunning drive that quickly rises from the Pacific Ocean to over 3000 feet elevation.  Soon after leaving Ventura, the road goes through Casitas Springs, which is the home of Johnny Cash. 

Cellular phone service dropped out even before I had properly left Ojai, the last town before heading up the mountain. 

The trail is rocky and remote. I was not prepared for either. I was the only person on the trail. In fact, there was no one around, and car traffic was extremely sparse. I made a game-time call to venture slightly down the trail, but not to go too deep, given that I had no way to reach help should anything go wrong. 


Potrero John Creek

This led me to look into purchasing a satellite SOS device that works independent of cellular service.  Of course, getting a device isn't the only consideration. I should have brought along a hiking buddy.  It was foolish to go to an unknown trail alone. 

I did purchase a Garmin InReach Mini2.  I decided on the Garmin because it has a screen - albeit, a tiny screen - which can be useful should a bluetooth linked cell phone fails to work. A number of other devices in this category do not have a screen and are 100% dependent on their linkage to a working mobile phone. 

The device is expensive. Yet, I prefer to have one instead of wishing I had one should a situation go in the wrong direction for me, or if I happen upon someone else who is in trouble.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Under the Sycamore Trees

I discovered a nature trail in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park soon after moving to this part of Orange County. The benches under these California Sycamore Trees have become one of my favorite places to sit quietly at the end of the day.

I like having a place where I can reflect on the day's events. Sitting usually leads to prayer. Prayer, in turn, leads to hope and intention. 


Friday, June 25, 2021

School's Out!

Today is my last day of full-time work. So, tomorrow will be a very special day. In addition to being my first day of so-called "retirement," tomorrow is also my birthday. 

I am glad it all comes together on one special day. 

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