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WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • How to get to Yankee Boy. • Jeep pics of waterfalls and wildflowers and mountains. • Three unusual conversations.

This is a long blog. If you love pics of the Rocky Mountains, you can just look at them (but please click to enlarge them to gain the full oohs and aahs). If you love jeep trips, and mining history, read about them.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The hike began at Las Vegas. • Pictures of the hike and the stream. • Conversations on the hike.

OUR HIKE BEGAN AT LAS VEGAS. That’s Las Vegas, New Mexico, which is an hour north-east of Santa Fe. I’d never been there and found it to be a delightful small city (15,000 population). It contains a university (Highlands University).… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A game-changer: children helping starving children. • 100 kids and adults packaged 12,000 meals in 2 hours. • I look terrific in a hairnet! • Takeaways. LAST WEEK I ROLLED UP AT 7 AM (YES, I CRAWLED OUT OF BED AT 5:30 AM ON A SATURDAY). To my horror, the registration lady said “You can’t do this, because you are wearing sandals.… More

WHATS IN THIS (DIFFERENT) BLOG: • A brief comment on several hot topics: Heart disease in women. Words to boost self-belief. New superbug arrives. Positive thinking helps people age. Great Barrier Reef is dying. An American switches to Aussie football. • Everyone’s psyche needs hope……providing hope is not difficult.

THIS BLOG IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. The first part is a series of 8 images each of which summarizes a hot topic.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • In a secretive night meeting, a spiritual leader talked about being born again. But the listener didn’t get it. So the leader compared it to the wind, which didn’t seem to help the listener’s understanding. • 2,000 years later, a young engineer named Joshua talks about how the wind of the Spirit blew dramatically into the lives of his family.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Arguments for life beyond earth • The spacecraft Kepler’s search for other planets • The beginnings of life • Implications for Biblical faith

More information on Fracking and Earthquakes is contained in a good summary by Jessica Pacheco Semenyuk. Click on the image above.

More information on Fracking and Earthquakes is contained in a good summary by Jessica Pacheco Semenyuk. Click on the image above.

This blog is excerpted from an article in Time Magazine entitled The Perfectly Sane Case for Life in Space (by Jeffrey Kluger, April 2016).… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What is a felony? • Do people with felonies deserve a second chance in the workforce? • The felon in Les Miserable.

This article is dedicated to Don and Lola Compton, who have led Shalom Ministries for over 45 years. The ministry began for hippies living in the mountains behind Santa Fe, and broadened to include inmates in penitentiaries in New Mexico.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Photo of my grand-daughter Kara at the Prom. • I had only once before visited a homeless establishment, even though I’ve been in church all my life. • My avoidance and ignorance has now been replaced by a deep respect. • A practical mix of compassion and discipline leads to an inspiring success story.

Kara, my grand-daughter, looking gorgeous before the 2016 Prom (click to enlarge, then back-arrow to return to blog).

Kara, my grand-daughter, looking gorgeous before the 2016 Prom (click to enlarge, then back-arrow to return to blog).… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A heroin addict since high school • Death by overdose • Are opioid pain-killers the gateway drug? • Learning to be open about personal addiction

The following story and images are excerpted from National Public Radio. This true story is one of anger, tears, and depression…….but also of hope.

Nikko Adam, 22, gets a hug from his mother, Patti Trabosh, after his family picked him up from his sober living facility for a weekend outing. Source: Melissa Block/NPR

Nikko Adam, 22, gets a hug from his mother, Patti Trabosh, after his family picked him up from his sober living facility for a weekend outing.Source: Melissa Block/NPR

Patti Trabosh went on to explain why she was angry.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A prostitute crashes a dinner party. • With a crazy act of love, she becomes the center of attention. • The host secretly blasts her act of love. • A guest uses the gift of mental telepathy to criticize the host. • He then calls out the woman and rewards her. • The cozy dinner-party atmosphere is blown to bits.… More

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