The blog site header picture is taken from the little town of Orting with Mount Rainier in the background. We moved back here after three years to the north for work; although we thoroughly enjoyed the many good people we came to know during our travels, it is good to be home.
I am a native Northwesterner. Life has taken me to Utah, Austria, Washington D.C., Virginia, Texas, California, and many places in-between–and our six children and 5 grandchildren will take us to many more–still, the Pacific Northwest remains home.
In school I studied Anthropology, Religion, History, and finally Medicine, but my first love has always been reading and writing. My first publication was a story in The Ensign in 1972; my first published book was The Federalist, Excerpts and Commentary in 1994, now available in second edition through Amazon. All Enlisted, A Mormon Missionary in Austria During the Vietnam Era is a memoir of missionary life, but includes much more, with comments on politics, war, history, and civilization. This also is available from Amazon and Kindle in a revised edition.
The goal in this blog is to share thoughts on history, religion, philosophy, literature, politics, and life in general, and to be interesting, not too trivial or trite. It is all right to be a fool; so long as I am God’s fool, all will be well in the end. Your comments are welcome. I will take them with as many grains of salt as you take mine.