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Life After Life (Los Altos Town Crier, December 6, 2017

Your first life is as a child, as you encounter the world. My grandson asking the big questions at 6: “How did the galaxies start? What was there before the tiny lump of all the matter in the Universe?  516 more words


White Gloves and the Beatles

by  G. Meredith Betz

 One of life’s biggest gifts to one another is empathy.  That is, to really understand the pain or joy or sorrow or elation of someone else.   881 more words


Site C: A Personal Reflection

Yesterday was the worst of days for British Columbia. A government we had achingly hoped would inspire British Columbians has instead bowed to its Big Labour masters (often as reactionary as the most plutocratic tycoon), played fast and loose with its implied campaign promises (and overall economic analysis), and kicked the First Nations in the teeth once again. 394 more words


How to inhabit a church in just three easy steps

Our story so far: We’re filling our time waiting to close on the church we plan to convert into our home by creating budgets and making plans. 417 more words

The Last Lecture

Status: Read from Dec 8 to Dec 10, 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 206
My rating:  /5
Author: Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow


A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture”. 1,101 more words


What will you be reading?

2018 is just around the corner which is incredible! This year has been a packed year for me for many personal reasons both good and bad.  260 more words

Iron & Silk

Salzman, Mark. Iron & Silk. New York: Vintage Departures, 1990.

Reason read: Mark Salzman was born in December. Read in his honor.

Funny. You would not expect a memoir about a cello playing martial arts master in China for the purpose of teaching English to medical students a funny book and yet it is. 241 more words

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