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National monuments–we all own them

On April 26 President Trump signed an executive order directing the Department of  the Interior to review National Monuments created within the past 20 years with an eye toward rescinding or downsizing them. The aim is to allow commercial development … Continue reading

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“I Believe” with Jerry Lewis

In the 1960s or thereabouts I watched part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s fundraising telethon. One powerful moment I recalled this morning was of host and famous comedian Jerry Lewis holding a small child while singing the song by Ervin … Continue reading

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Temperature inversions

  In winter, cold, damp air settles in California’s Central Valley. A temperature inversion forms, with this cold, heavy air lying below drier, warmer air. It may condense as a layer of fog, hugging the ground or floating above. I grew up in the … Continue reading

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Yearnings

I’ve learned in hindsight how God’s spirit (or however you characterize it) has worked, even at an early age, to enable me to appreciate the wonders of God’s world and to prepare me to answer the spirit’s call. It started … Continue reading

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Morning Has Broken

When I was working in the cafeteria of a UCLA dormitory in 1971 or ’72, we had music from a radio station playing the usual popular songlists piped into the room. Suddenly,  Cat Stevens’ “Morning Has Broken”appeared at the top … Continue reading

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O Holy Night

Years ago three of us skied from Wolverton in Sequoia National Park to a ten thousand foot divide between the Kaweah and Kings River drainages. When a storm moved in, we dug a snow cave in a sheltered location and … Continue reading

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The Wayward Wind

And the wayward wind is a restless wind, A restless wind that yearns to wander. And he was born the next of kin: the next of kin to the wayward wind. — song by Stanley Lebowski and Herb Newman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFhwxZeq6g4&feature=relatedContinue reading

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