Connecting

Sometimes, when you least expect it, something happens in your life that takes you aback. It infuses you with a totally new and different perspective. I had one of those moments at breakfast yesterday morning. Truth be told, I was feeling a little down on myself for hurting so much even though I have reallyContinue reading “Connecting”

Stray Thoughts

A rather beautiful sunny day in southern Ohio, albeit cold and the bountiful trees reduced to an eerie forest of gray skeletons. I see my home state of California is now under an official Tsunami Advisory. When you combine a disaster of epic proportions with the most populous state in the United States, well, itContinue reading “Stray Thoughts”

Obedience

     The morning sun peeked over the pink mountains illuminating the entire valley.      It was going to be another scorcher. The Yuki Valley could get that way for about six weeks out of the year, and it was eight days into it. One hundred degrees is hot anyway, but throw in seventy-five percent humidity,Continue reading “Obedience”

Obedience

     The morning sun peeked over the pink mountains illuminating the entire valley.      It was going to be another scorcher. The Yuki Valley could get that way for about six weeks out of the year, and it was eight days into it. One hundred degrees is hot anyway, but throw in seventy-five percent humidity,Continue reading “Obedience”

Obedience

NOTE: I will leave this short story up until Friday’s blog…..      The morning sun peeked over the pink mountains illuminating the entire valley.      It was going to be another scorcher. The Yuki Valley could get that way for about six weeks out of the year, and it was eight days into it. OneContinue reading “Obedience”

Weddings

I was sitting here blasting away at some old-school OG Kush and I started thinking about weddings. I have been to very few weddings in my lifetime. In order, I have been to my own wedding, my Goddaughter’s nuptials, and my cousin’s. That’s it. Growing up as a way-too-confirmed bachelor, I was invited to manyContinue reading “Weddings”

Family

I just got to meet Karen’s niece and nephews today. They are the offspring of younger sister Kris and her husband Allan. High school sweethearts. Allan is the rock. A father who has raised three highly intelligent critical thinkers who are a joyous mix of ambition and passion, while maintaining a sense of wonder inContinue reading “Family”