You Never Know What Life Will Bring: A DNA story

Dear Friends: I have a fascinating story to share, but I'm going to let my guest writer do the talking here!  I am honored that "Matt", a close relative, agreed to tell his story.   The names are changed to protect privacy, and identities are blotted out in accompanying photos.  When I became estranged from a … Continue reading You Never Know What Life Will Bring: A DNA story

CHASING NEOWISE

Dear Friends, I learn so much from chance conversations.  If it hadn't been for a recent casual remark by a fellow golfer, I would not have heard of the latest comet sensation - Neowise. For someone who loves astronomical events, I don't know how I missed this.  My research told me the best night to … Continue reading CHASING NEOWISE

Intelligent Disobedience (How to be a happy contrarian)

For many years I drove a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway every evening on my way home, and would regularly come upon scenes matching the opening photo. I felt very blessed, of course, and in my imagination, dark clouds partially obscuring the glory of the sun were a metaphor. It symbolized, for me, that … Continue reading Intelligent Disobedience (How to be a happy contrarian)

Gremlins, Goblins & Vultures (the saga of the lost golf swing and what matters most)

Dear Friends, I wish my title had more of a positive tone to it, but since I like to make lemonade out of lemons, it gives me a chance to talk about “sour” moments and how I find redemption.  I hesitate to even mention this subject (the lost golf swing) because it seems so trite … Continue reading Gremlins, Goblins & Vultures (the saga of the lost golf swing and what matters most)