Monthly Archives: December 2017

He Only Wore A T-Shirt

A person’s gotta do something. T-shirt and all. It’s Saturday morning, need to marinate on what to say about Mary, the mother of Jesus. A few ideas are perking…she was humble, maybe she wasn’t the first one to be asked … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Ends In Y [In Memory of Sue Grafton]

I understand, “An alphabet that ends in Y.” It’s December 29, 2017, almost 5 p.m. on Friday [yep, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere]. So, before I write another letter or paragraph or whatever, I’m pouring the single malt, two fingers, not … Continue reading

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When Life Has No Chance

Moments happen, often unplanned. That’s called spontaneous when we at least do some crafting. It’s called serendipitous when we are the receiver…the total receiver. One of the challenges—and it’s a challenge more than a gift or skill—is to discern how … Continue reading

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Christmas’ Greatest Value

Bill Monroe, a valued friend, is the Outdoor Editor of the Oregonian. In this article, so very poignant and inspirational, he shared stories of how people live and never whine or have pity-parties. I loved the reflection; Bill gave permission … Continue reading

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The Best Value When Fishing

Fishing. So much to experience. Especially when it includes catching. The bite. The hook-set. The exploding river. The netting. The discovery whether kept [hatchery] or released [native] and oftentimes that doesn’t matter; it’s released. The skills of the guides. Such … Continue reading

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Marry Christmas

I won the lottery. Millions. What do I do with it? No, not true, but the question, what do I do with it, is relevant. More specifically, and headed your way with your own personal question, what am I doing … Continue reading

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Tough Never Takes A Holiday

A dear friend, but it could be anyone. This friend is so valued I more than listen when he responds to my messages. It struck me, his comment, as being one that goes in more than one direction. He wrote … Continue reading

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