Half Marathon Review

  My daughter, Allison, and I ran the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Half Marathon last Saturday. I enjoyed the race, but the greater joy was spending the day with my adult daughter. I drove over to Leavenworth Friday afternoon and found a camping spot and set up our...

Routine, Risk, and Rest

In his sermon at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church yesterday, Dr. Keith Tanis expertly communicated the value of healthy routines. At the end of his sermon he foreshadowed that next week he is going to talk about risk. I have already been learning about routine...

Working together – Celebrating together

My daughter Laura married Kagiso Phaladi Saturday afternoon. It was an amazing day. Actually, it was an amazing week! Our family has not even begun to slow down in recounting the stories of how the week and the ceremony unfolded. One theme in our stories has been how...

Raising a child in a community

Twenty-six years ago yesterday, my daughter Allison was born. At that time our family was part of a small intentional community in Northwest Pasadena, California. Our community lived in a large 80-some year old Victorian house. We shared space, meals, chores, joys,...

Lending Courage

Nancy and I were blessed to have our daughter, Allison, visit us over the weekend. It is a significant sacrifice for her to visit us as it is a five hour car trip from her home in Bellevue to our home in Spokane; that is when I-90, including Snoqualmie Pass, is clear....