Comfort, Baked: How a Casserole Becomes Famous

It Started at Shipmates When I was a small child, my family worshiped at First Congregational UCC in San Bernardino. Our parents belonged to Shipmates, a couples’ fellowship. Many of my most enduring memories of that congregation stem from Shipmates-instigated activities. Notable among these events were Pal Week (a secret-friend type weeklong adventure that must remain […]


Cripples and Crutches

My Maternal Grandparents. Ca. 1970 Lists, Leaning, and the Lord “‘Pa,” I said, “I need a piece of paper.” I eyed the steno pad on his desk. “What for?” “Grandma and I are going to the store and I need to make a list.” “Lists are crutches. Just remember what all you need–it’s good for […]


>Distance Looms

> Elaine and me on my Wedding Day, September 2007 Learning New Ways to Love In 2000, when my daughter Elaine was 18, she and three friends rented a house in Riverside, where they’d be attending college, about 90 miles from our home. On moving day kids and parents loaded cars and drove to Riverside. […]


Distance Looms

Elaine and me on my Wedding Day, September 2007 Learning New Ways to Love In 2000, when my daughter Elaine was 18, she and three friends rented a house in Riverside, where they’d be attending college, about 90 miles from our home. On moving day kids and parents loaded cars and drove to Riverside. We […]


Distance Looms

Elaine and me on my Wedding Day, September 2007 Learning New Ways to Love In 2000, when my daughter Elaine was 18, she and three friends rented a house in Riverside, where they’d be attending college, about 90 miles from our home. On moving day kids and parents loaded cars and drove to Riverside. We […]