Debbie is gone

Sorry this post is so late. I have not been well. Debra Diane Jones, my caring partner and wife for 29 years, best friend, my conversation partner, my critic, my fashion consultant, my travel…

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In The Gambia

We have been having a great time in The Gambia, the “Smiling Coast of Africa”. The past few weeks we have been mostly staying with a Pentecostal family in Kitty and a Catholic…

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The Muslim in My Attic

Ahmed was the first Muslim we invited into our house. He was from a country in the Middle East and wanted to study in the USA. We gave him a room in the attic of our big house in Portland, Oregon….

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Lilith Redeemed

[Repost from Sep 2015] My friend Bob Beltz released a book today that I want to bring your attention to. Lilith Redeemed is a modern remake on George MacDonald’s classic fantasy Lilith, a book…

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The Brave Pheasant

A brave pheasant joined me in the garden where I sat on a rusty white chair smoking my pipe not expecting company but pleasantly surprised to have a companion who appreciated the early morning and…

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A cup of tea with Phyllis Tickle

I was very sad to hear that Phyllis Tickle passed away on the 22nd, but not surprised because she was very open about her disease and her approaching death. She was a writer and thinker and…

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Chasing Refugees

A little update from me. We arrived at the Serbian border a few days ago and started cooking immediately, both for the team and for the stream of Syrian refugees. Most of them were in too much of…

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