I Cried When I Watched the Flags Fly Before Empty Stands. Now I Hope.

About 25 miles up the road from the house that built me, the annual 4th of July Willits Frontier Days happened this weekend, albeit with no livestock, cowboys or cowgirls, not a single beer sold, and no one in the stands. Flags flew anyway to make a point: We’re still here. America’s not going down. […]

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Hiraeth

Hiraeth. Who knew it’s a thing? Maybe Ruby did. Yes, I’m quite certain she did. Does. Hiraeth. A longing for a home you can’t return to, or one that was never yours. not necessarily a house, but a homely feeling such as love. Hiraeth. I am sometimes consumed by Hiraeth.

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Want to Live an Uncommon Life? Get Yourself a Coach

I didn’t even know who Tony Dungy was before The Professor and I were looking for a one year devotional in December. Apparently he’s kind of a big deal, a football coach and commentator of some stature. For the next year, he’s my coach too. In politics and life, none of us should be without […]

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Wisdom, My Watchword for 2020

If someone offers to grant you three wishes, the first ask should be unlimited wishes, right? Seeking wisdom is not unlike that strategy: get wisdom, you got the storehouse too. So this year my word is wisdom. As in, the focal point for my personal development in 2020, a character trait that I shall actively […]

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Hello, Old Pleasure

We recently subscribed to the Idaho Press, in part because I enjoy the writers and I was frustrated because many of the interesting articles are behind the paywall. Another reason though (that I’m almost embarrassed to admit) was to have a ready supply of paper to feed the woodstove. It’s true. But today I rediscovered […]

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