Staying Afloat in Waves of Grief

Twice in four days I turned for a last look, once knowing I would never see her again, the other wondering if this was my last glimpse of him.Two weeks ago Thursday night, my wife Gaye and I saw Caleb...

If I relapse…. (Caleb)

Caleb was released into a native recovery house the middle of May. I talked with him by phone on May 16th. He sounded positive and happy. When Gaye and I arrived home from vacation nine days late...

A Burst of Hope on Checkerboard Mesa

The day was perfect. The sun was out, the top was down on the Fiat, and my wife was delighted. Each new turn on the amazing Highway 9, through Zion National Park in Southern Utah, brought a fresh vist...

A Story On The Way

Coming down Highway 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona is an 8 mile stretch of construction, aka gravel. A rogue piece bounces off the windshield of the Fiat, leaving a chip. My wife grabs her phone in case...

I’ve Found A New Ministry

“They” say I’m not a social person. And they are probably right. I am too quiet, too much an introvert, too uncomfortable in informal situations where I have little sense of the implicit rules.Social,...

Change Your Life! How Hard Can it Be?

Change your life.Industries exist in response to deep yearnings - wealth, security, physical health, beauty, mental health, functioning relationships. Choose a product from one of the billion dollar e...

Once in a Lifetime (Caleb)

This is the story of how everything changed for me.I was 34 years old and in a detox facility in Victoria, probably for the second or third time that year. I have always met solid people in detox faci...

Life is Not a Straight Line

I like setting goals. No question that, for me, clear goals, with a timeline and milestones, foster growth and accomplishment. The days in which I discipline myself to identify the three most importan...