Category Archives: Arizona

I Loathe to Go A-Wandering


My family has always enjoyed hiking. We began when our children were very small, taking them on various trails in the deserts and mountains around our hometown of Tucson, Arizona. If you love the outdoors, it’s hard to beat this … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like This Guy and Here’s Why


I took this picture from the pier in Ocean Beach, California back at the end of May. I have a new camera that I’ve been playing with, and I was trying to get a decent action shot from the dozen … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Guide to La Jolla, CA


This past week my wife and I went on our daughter’s senior class trip as driver/chaperones. The destination was La Jolla, California; from my memory of the Spanish language, this means, literally, “The Jolla.” (Fortunately, the school’s Spanish teacher was … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Struggles


So. My life, fifty-one years long (good Lord) and almost without exception one that has  been a struggle to call my own, is decidedly even less so now. Admittedly, I really mucked up the period in which I was solely … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Guide to Golf – Part II


Well, it’s happened again. I’m vexed. I picked up the Bible last Friday and did some reading; a girl on my middle school basketball team had done her devotion earlier that day, and I felt that what she said had … Continue reading

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The Glass Half Empty


I have to admit that I am not likely to ever be the poster child for optimism. Let’s face it: a glass half empty really is just that. Assuming there’s no free refills and no waitress to top it off, the … Continue reading

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Water in the Desert


We tend to take a geat deal for granted in our lives. We get pretty busy sometimes, and the things around us, though often beautiful, go unnoticed. Usually it’s because we’re used to them; here in Tucson, we take the … Continue reading

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