I'm embarrassed to say that I only recently became aware of an important historical site in my home state of California. On our recent trip to Fallen Leaf Lake (which has a story all its own), Greg and I made a visit to the Manzanar National Historic Site. In 1942, the United States government … [Read more...] about A Visit to Manzanar
Field of Honor® at Mission San Juan Capistrano
Yesterday, I had the distinct honor of attending the opening of the 2021 Field of Honor® at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Having grown up in Orange County, I fondly remember family visits to the Mission. But it's been years since I've been back to the historic site founded by Father Junipero Serra … [Read more...] about Field of Honor® at Mission San Juan Capistrano
Australia Memories! See What They Said…
I'm grateful in so many ways to my friend and co-worker in the vineyard Nathan Ahearne for his generous coordination of my recent speaking mission in Australia. Nathan recently shared this article written immediately following my visit. Along with the video he created, this summary gives you a small … [Read more...] about Australia Memories! See What They Said…
Australia Journal Kicks Off!
Once again, I am counting my blessings and packing my bags as I prepare Friday to embark on the journey of a lifetime: my very first speaking mission to Australia! I'm traveling at the invitation of some very generous faith communities in Australia. As I anticipate all of the things that I'll … [Read more...] about Australia Journal Kicks Off!
Kenya Journal: Journeying to Kenya with Unbound in 2018 #UnboundAdventure
Hujambo! Are you ready to pack your bags and embark upon another #UnboundAdventure? I'm thrilled to share that in February, we'll again be journeying with my friends at Unbound to see the work being done by Unbound staff and sponsors in the country of Kenya. This will be my third trip to Africa, … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Journeying to Kenya with Unbound in 2018 #UnboundAdventure
The Trail Continues
As I sit in my office dressed in my favorite walking shoes and itching for the crunch of a few miles under my still-sore feet, I feel the need to put something... anything... into writing about how I am feeling following the experience of just having walked The Notre Dame Trail. For those who … [Read more...] about The Trail Continues
Three Wins for the Non-Gambler in Vegas
My "office" for the past few days had a rainbow of neon lighting and the hum of electronic chimes as "white noise". While I wasn't actually "working" on the casino floor at the Luxor, our stay in "sin city" provided me with the opportunity to catch up on "what happens in Vegas". Let me point out … [Read more...] about Three Wins for the Non-Gambler in Vegas