beginning of goodbyes

A bit more than a week ago  Libby’s brother Andy, my sister Marilyn, and my mother Anne flew into town to visit and likely to say goodbye in person.  The following day we have a gathering with around 80 close friends.  We didn’t plan a … “beginning of goodbyes”

Read More

Confirmation that Hospice is Good

Libby and I were introduced to the idea of hospice several years ago by several friends and later learned a bit more from the book Dying Well by Ira Byock.  It seemed to both of us that hospice was a great idea.  That toward the … “Confirmation that Hospice is Good”

Read More

Travel

There are many reasons to travel. Some people travel to get new experiences. Others to re-enforce in there minds that wherever you go, people are the same. Travel can be an expanding experience. It’s also possible to travel in a little “cocoon” which doesn’t move … “Travel”

Read More

Maui

Maui is more touristy that I like.  The culture (except around the eastern coast) feels more like California than Hawaiian: go-go, play hard, have lots of fun, rather than a more lay back and enjoy life as it comes to you.  If you are looking … “Maui”

Read More

Hawaii – The Big Island

I love the Big Island. You get a more more diverse experience than any of the other islands. You can find a lot of useful references on the website¬†http://www.konaweb.com General Hawaii Information Hawaii: Off the Beaten Path by Sean Pager is a bit dated now, but … “Hawaii – The Big Island”

Read More

Kauai

Kauai is a the very definition of a lush tropical island. Several movies were made here. Life in Kauai runs on a Hawaiian schedule which is slower than a typical US location. Years ago a grant was given to widen the bridge between Princeville and Wainiha from … “Kauai”

Read More

Backpacking: Getting Started

One of my joys has been introducing people to backpacking and wilderness experiences. I have seen a wide range of reactions. I have seen some people who just couldn’t adjust. They were just too used to climate controlled environments, were scared of wild life, hated … “Backpacking: Getting Started”

Read More

Environments for Teaching Kids to Program

My ten year old daughter asked me to help her learn to program. It’s not that she’s interested in computer science, it’s that she knows that programming is required to create games and other things that she has imagined. I investigated a multitude of languages … “Environments for Teaching Kids to Program”

Read More

Posted Under: tech

Northern California Tour

The following are ideas for touring the northern half of California. The itinerary assumes using Mountain View as a base. Northern California Best Places is our favorite guidebook which would provide a list of other possibilities. You can often see what locations will look like using virtual tour. … “Northern California Tour”

Read More

Purpose in Life

Libby and I were recently talking about a women she sees each week. Last week the women noted that Libby’s life seems different from hers, and that when Libby prays it seems like God is right there. This women has faced a lot of difficult … “Purpose in Life”

Read More

Posted Under: life