Weekend Update

Weekend Update

This month I’m sharing thoughts about how we spend our time. Lately I’ve had some new experiences, like attempting (note the use of that verb) to strip wallpaper and putting together a wheelbarrow. Weeding and house painting are on the horizon. If you know...
Shadow and Substance

Shadow and Substance

Earlier this month on St. Patrick’s Day I invited you to visit the Emerald Isle with me. Come with me today to the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem. In 1987 I toured the Holy Land, visiting the usual spots like the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the...
Happy and Healthy New Year!

Happy and Healthy New Year!

Note: I am no longer on social media, so please share this post with as many people as you can due to its timeliness (including a free book offer). Thanks so much, and thanks also to the content creators in the video links below. If you enjoy them, give them a thumbs...
Fly Me to the Moon…

Fly Me to the Moon…

…or at least get me close. And then make sure I get back. Recently my friend Manon wrote me. Her mother, Ruth, was Director of Children’s Ministries at Bel Air Presbyterian in Los Angeles, a church I attended for years and where my daughters went to...
How’s It Going?

How’s It Going?

I’ve been slow to write about the current crisis because I’ve written and video’ed so many items for International Living I feel there’s nothing new to say about SARS-CoV-2. Yet, here’s a recap on life in the countryside. We’re...
Erin Go Bragh

Erin Go Bragh

Dia Dhuit (Hello!) As St. Paddy’s Day is tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to share some Irish phrases. For the more adventurous among you, pop them into a translation app that offers pronunciation and have fun (and Go N-Eiri An T-Adh Leat — Good Luck!)....