Monthly Archives: July 2017

Church And Worship: More Than A Circus

Seventeen. Not eighteen or sixteen. Seventeen souls gathered…to share…about their journey. About what it meant to be in a family who was in a circus—not a metaphor, but real life. The man, now retired, said he was a “catcher.” Of … Continue reading

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A Postscript to My July 25, 2017 Blog About Wealth and Value

A valued friend…and to think even though the same Stanford graduating class and we’re both from the Portland area, we only met in the last few years…is Peter Jurney. He “scribes” for our class. He sings in the choir at … Continue reading

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People I Respect…For Whom Wealth Happens…and Values Prevail

An intention was deleted. That’s not judgment; it’s fact. Wanted to start a writing sabbatical…not because of weariness, or a sense the stale obviated the fresh. Simply. Because. That’s good enough. However, this morning my wife, Diane, sent me a … Continue reading

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Taking Mirrors Out Of The White House

To my thought, it is expected but not helpful to make Sean Spicer a punching bag. Sure, the line-items seem not to end…as spokesman for President Trump. To narrate what you know and have probably read, mistake after mistake. Not … Continue reading

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Strike Three! But Not Out….

Two times. In a global perspective not even a hint of trouble. In my own perspective it might mean I could never swing a bat and run or throw a pitch. Personally? Nice words are devastating. Facing the end of … Continue reading

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God…Please Don’t Be A Stranger

The neurosurgeon gave an indelible image of Paul’s cancer. Paul was 18, son of dear friends, back in the 70’s. The parents were told about Paul’s brain cancer, called astrocytoma I believe, “It is like pouring cherry juice into tapioca.” … Continue reading

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Dance As If No One’s Looking

I’ve had two dance instructors. Not that I can dance. Or even give it a hoof. The first, probably the 8th grade at the Irvington Club in Portland, Oregon, the Murray Dance Studio. Even number of boys and girls. We’d … Continue reading

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