The consequences of casual, concise Klondike encounters

How many times do we have casual encounters with a stranger? We may exchange pleasantries in line at the grocery checkout, or acknowledge a stranger walking by on the opposite sidewalk. We presume that these brief encounters are not meaningful. However, two people who have had a profound influence on my life were strangers whoContinue reading “The consequences of casual, concise Klondike encounters”

Pandemics, Baseball, dealing with Racism, and July the 7th

This story was originally posted on July 7th, 2020, with the last few paragraphs added on July 7, 2022 to compare changes over the last two years. July 8, 2020 What is the common thread between global pandemics, baseball, the historical and contemporary problems with racism in our country and July the 7th? At firstContinue reading “Pandemics, Baseball, dealing with Racism, and July the 7th”

Deep thoughts under another full moon.

We just had another traveling mid-latitude cyclone pass through Central Oregon, which brought rain and then snow flurries, which mostly melted today. It was a busy day filled with both joy and sorrow, for different reasons. I sat in the hot tub reflecting on the day’s events, looking east to a full moon. Three fullContinue reading “Deep thoughts under another full moon.”