A Game Of Cards

August 24, 2014 by

Annette and I are attending the Bar Mitzvah of a good friend’s son this weekend. The child’s name, who’s soon to be a man, is Yuval. I went out yesterday to find an appropriate card. When I walked into the card section of the store, I was greeted not by one aisle, not by two […]

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I played a round of golf at Mirror Lake public golf course in Bonner County, Idaho last Tuesday with Annette. Lovely. Good course. Then we went to lunch in Bonner City. Organic boutiquey place. Great food. By the time we got back to our friend’s house it was about four o’clock, and I realized I […]

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It’s So Easy

August 10, 2014 by

We are self-centered little creatures, aren’t we? It’s very hard indeed not to see the world revolve around us. From the pupils of our eyes, to the colors, sights, and sounds of that all appear for us alone. Of course there are a thousand examples of humanitarians, of the givers, the selfless ones among us, […]

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Into The Mystic

August 3, 2014 by

So…this week it was time for my annual physical. Who cares, right? My wife…maybe my kids. Me, of course. Not many else, nor should they. Life is busy for everybody, and I won’t bore you here with what looks like good to neutral results on all tests so far. Instead, I want to take you […]

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Back in June of 2011, I wrote a blog about planting a lemon tree that was a gift from the Million Trees Planted Campaign. Well…three years later…that little tree has birthed its first lemon. It’s been growing unseen in the shadows for who knows how long? A few weeks? A month? I’d never noticed it. […]

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Just Ducky

July 20, 2014 by

I’ve been thinking a lot about family these past few weeks, months even. There are rocks in the stream of our brood. But lately, thankfully, there are increasing stretches of smooth paddling. My older brother, Peter, moved away to Lake Las Vegas a couple of years ago and is newly married there. My younger brother, […]

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Frenzy At Sports Chalet

July 13, 2014 by

I’ve been reading two books simultaneously, which is not unusual for me. Often, I have three or four going at the same time, dipping into one and out of the another. I seldom finish books I read in this manner, getting bored or distracted along the way, which is not surprising I guess, but the […]

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E Pluribus Unum

July 6, 2014 by

What did you do on the Fourth of July? Go to a BBQ? Go to the beach? Go to a fireworks show? All of the above? Nettie and I went to friend’s house for a roasted pig feast, featuring the La Caja roasting box. The roasted pig was just one item in a veritable cornucopia […]

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The Life Of A Boat

June 29, 2014 by

Kelly, a very dear friend of mine, asked a favor of me last week. His father died nearly two years ago, a man I respected and knew from get-togethers at Kelly’s house over the years of our friendship, and whose life as a seaman and marine game warden for the State of California was legendary […]

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