Monthly Archives: August 2007

Gambling for Breakfast

Nevada is a desolate place, mostly desert. But, what it lacks in water and natural resources it makes up for in casinos. Like ubiquitous weeds the slots and video poker machines seem to pop up everywhere: grocery stores, liquor stores, … Continue reading

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Frisco

These last few days we have had the privilege of seeing San Francisco, a place long on my list of “things I want to see before I die.” It is a fascinating place we were introduced to with a traffic … Continue reading

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Aortic Aneurysm

A few years back my father suffered a serious heart incident we all affectionately call “The Disaster.” He was in the process of helping my youngest sister move when he was struck down by what turned out to be an … Continue reading

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The Trees

The events of the last couple of days have brought to mind a song I used to listen to as a teenager by my favorite band, Rush. It’s called “The Trees” and the words are as follows. The Trees——Rush There … Continue reading

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The Other Ocean

We arrived at the Pacific Coast here in Oregon two days ago. It’s an amazing thing to see the other ocean, having been at the Atlantic Coast only three months ago. More than anything else, to say that we swam … Continue reading

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Double Vision

There’s a great story in 2 Kings 6:8:23 about Gehazi, the servant of the prophet Elisha, who was himself the protégé of Elijah, the prophet among prophets of the Old Testament. It would seem that Elisha was providing divine counsel … Continue reading

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A Picture on a Quarter

Today we visited the cleanest large body of water in the world, and the deepest lake in North America. It’s known as Crater Lake and is the pooled remains of North America’s biggest volcanic eruption in the last 640,000 years. … Continue reading

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A Lunch Out

About once a week out here on the road we treat ourselves to meal out. Sometimes it’s a trip to McDonald’s or Wendy’s, other times we hit a Mom and Pop type place or a Subway, but nothing pleases all … Continue reading

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Eruption

We spent the last two days at a campground almost midway between Mt. Rainier and the infamous Mt. St. Helen’s. They are both volcanoes, only the latter being recently active. A primary attraction for the children, as it is with … Continue reading

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The Ring of Fire

Camping with family has stirred for me numerous memories of my own experience of camping with my family. Ma and Pa faithfully dragged our little camper to many of the sights we have seen of late and to see them … Continue reading

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