Prayer for Paradise

Today I was surprised to learn that Paradise, California is being evacuated due to a wildfire. In the late 70’s I was a pastor in Merced, California. In our Region, the church in Paradise was among our strongest. The pastor was a fierce table tennis competitor. I always thought it would be fun to tell […]

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and now from Des Moines

It is cold here. A light snow is expected tonight. When we got here I found our motel and without checking in, we went on an adventure. Lynnie and I were here in 1997. When my sister Patty and I were kids, (I was 7,8,9) our Dad was in seminary at Drake Divinity School in […]

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Holy Toledo

No pictures today. Last report I was having a near death experience in Youngstown. Today I’ve been doing much better. I guess We’ve made it to the Plains. The hills parted and about an hour out of Toledo, cornstalks appeared in large fields. Arriving in Holy Toledo we got our second oil change of the […]

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Ex post Frackville

Here’s the view of Frackville from a hill where a McDonald’s is located. A poor little town built by coal mining, now powered by wind mills along the ridge behind it. Kind of ironic, don’t you think? Unfortunately, I had a Big Mac for dinner last night. I have been paying for it all day […]

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Fracked in Frackville

Those of you who have watched the newer version of Battlestar Galactica, recognize the term “Frack” as a frequently used profanity. We’ll get there pretty soon. But first, let me set everything up for you. It was a rainy windy morning. When weather allowed I was able to see the ocean. I was able to […]

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I’d never heard of it until I booked a room there at Motel 6. By now you’ve probably discovered that my travel route is determined by the availability of a Motel 6. In the Northeast they are somewhat rare. “Why Motel 6?” you may ask. Well besides being the cheapest motel chain in the country, […]

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Terminus Portland

We’ve gone as far northeast as we’re going to go on this trip. Tomorrow morning Tofu and I will travel down the coast to Connecticut. We’ve been running away from home long enough. It’s time to head home. Today we traveled from Brattleboro, Vermont, across New Hampshire and into Maine. It was a beautiful trip, […]

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