Colors of Autumn

I live in the northern half of my state, not in (more or less) perpetually sunny Southern California… but we still don’t get anything like the beautiful fall colors people travel hundreds of miles to view, like in New England and other northern climates. Still, if you can manage to get up early enough on a clear morning and choose […]

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It’s called Rock Balancing

After my post one week ago, On the Art of Stacking Rocks, I quickly learned (again thanks to MickETalbot) that there is a very definite and important difference between merely stacking a bunch of rocks one on top of the other and the feat of coaxing one or more rocks to balance harmoniously in gravity defying positions.  If I may quote from his […]

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On the art of stacking rocks

Recently one of my fellow bloggers, MickETalbot, shared an image on his blog of one rock perched precariously atop another and this comment: Apart from my family I don’t personally know of anybody else who plays at rock balancing. None of them, or myself, have managed 3 high, still trying though. I live near and hike a lot in areas with […]

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Mexico Monday #15

Even when my dad wasn’t spending summers traveling in Mexico with Frank Gonzales, he still found opportunities to travel and meet new people.  These photos were taken on his trips to Baja California with Vacation Samaritan.  The Vacation Samaritans were groups of mostly young people who voluntarily traveled from their churches to work sites in Mexico. They would help build […]

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Mexico Monday, Week 14

It’s hard for me to believe I’ve been doing this series for 14 weeks now!  I’ve gone through most of my Dad’s slides from Mexico — but there’s still a few left, dated 1975 and later. This is my last bunch from the trips he made with Frank Gonzales and his team in central Mexico. I’m not sure what town this is; maybe […]

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