Monthly Archives: August 2019

Preacher’s Luck?

One of the vulnerabilities of being an ordained clergy is the “apparent” power given to their minister by people. I remember my first fishing trip with a guide…he beamed his conviction, “Man? We are in the best place in the … Continue reading

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Playing Catch With Pete Ward

The conversation is indelible, in terms of never to be forgotten. Pete Ward, in his early 80’s, is remarkable. His journey is stronger than that. He graduated in 1955 from our Jefferson High School, enrolled at Lewis & Clark College … Continue reading

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Remember 64 Years Ago?

Do you remember, those who were kicking and breathing, what you were doing 64 years ago? Obviously I do or I wouldn’t have asked. It was April, Portland had been drenched by more than a week of rain. On the … Continue reading

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The Moment Beyond Measure

I got to Zorba’s boat early, so had some moments with the quiet and a few seagulls flying hither and fro. This is the picture of a moment beyond measure that began my day…but deeper…my manner of living: …was 6 … Continue reading

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Ah–Fishing and Nuptial Bliss–JOY!

Sending this Wednesday night, August 21. Will fly to Portland tomorrow morning early and will fish Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As a spark, this picture was posted today on Facebook, a Coho salmon caught out of the Columbia River. Zorba … Continue reading

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Needs More Important Than Laws

I don’t run red lights. I’ve never shoplifted. And, to push this, I actually returned when the cashier gave me too much change. Truth? Not self-exclaiming. Simply “the way it is,” the very way it is. From the get-go my … Continue reading

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Ever Been Fat-Shamed?

The sermon yesterday morning…profound and connecting, a great combination…made it clear: “The Kingdom of God does not make peace with injustice.” That seed planted within me will grow. Pondering that, two images came to mind and heart and soul…perhaps to … Continue reading

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