Autumn In California: Don’t Blink

In A Land Of Subtle Seasons Autumn happened yesterday. I don’t mean it began yesterday, I mean it happened yesterday. The air that morning was cool and a bit damp. The trees, some of them, anyway, went flamboyant and commenced their annual striptease. It grew dark soon after I returned home from my office. Yes. Fall came–and […]

How A Hairbrush Saved My Sanity

  Time For Something New Or maybe it was the broken combs. One way or the other, though, my hair–my somewhat-wild-and-wooly-head-of-hair–has  illuminated a platitude for me. Here’s the saying: One definition of  insanity is to do the same thing over and over expecting different results.  We’ve all heard it a million times, right? Sure we have. But […]

Whose Church Is It, Anyway?

My Wacky Little Church Fantasy: Jesus Church This nutty idea is running through my head. It started in the fellowship hall at Trabuco Canyon Community Church*. Last Sunday, after service, I stood, sipping coffee from a paper cup and nibbling on a miniature lemon and poppyseed scone, chatting with Grace and Cheryl, two sisters in Christ. The topic […]

Weekend Reflection: Grateful

Nietzsche. Honest.  4 Enter His gates with thanksgivingAnd His courts with praise.Give thanks to Him, bless His name.5 For the Lord is good;His lovingkindness is everlastingAnd His faithfulness to all generations.Psalm 100:4-5 (NASB) The weekend approaches. Time for quiet. I’m joining my friend Sandra’s community. Come by for some serenity? Make your own sweet little […]


One Little Corner. I almost broke the shower door yesterday. I slammed it really, really hard. I didn’t slam it to make a fuss.I didn’t slam it in petulance.I didn’t slam it in carelessness. I slammed it because Rich had repaired it. You see, one of the little wheelie-gizmos in the upper track had become […]