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Dogs in Training

May 20, 2024

My daughter and I are training our dogs. In the picture above, we have taken them to a restaurant that has seating outdoors. We needed a place that had a lot of foot traffic so the dogs would learn to stay close to us in the midst of a lot of action. This was last […]


May 13, 2024

Driving home from dinner Saturday evening, we saw one of the brightest rainbows I’ve ever witnessed. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It was remarkable. Rainbows are a great metaphor as the raindrops in the sky refract sunlight, splitting it into the color spectrum from a particular angle. Similarly as a single source is viewed […]

Saraswati by the Fruit Bowl

April 29, 2024

I was preparing to cook some dal on Sunday when I looked out onto our deck. There, a tiny Buddha statue was sitting on the floor. As I looked out, I experienced a moment of tranquility. Saraswati, seen above, spends a lot of time next to our fruit bowl on our kitchen table. I enjoy […]

Securing Support

April 22, 2024

My daughter, Ruchi, is training her dog, Divya, to be a service dog. Ruchi has a form of seizure, and Divya provides companionship that actually lowers the occurrences of the seizures. This picture was taken in a classroom on campus while a trained instructor was guiding Ruchi in how to work with Divya. Dogs provide […]

Assistance Required

April 15, 2024

For 18 months after graduating from college, I apprenticed as a handyman. It was a ton of fun. Every assignment required me to learn something new, from fixing steps to repairing washing machines. That said, the window crank above flummoxed me this weekend, some 40 years later. Just could not figure it out and eventually […]

Knot Me

April 1, 2024

I often carry string and instructions for tying knots with me. Knots are amazing, and I like to practice. Before we had tape or common access to […]

In Training. Do Not Pet.

March 25, 2024

My beloved Kaya wears this sign twice daily when I take her out for training. She is such a good learner. At first, she didn’t like the […]

Joy in Service at Work

March 18, 2024

During our first seven days in India we stayed at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi. It was an exceptional experience. More important than the amenities were […]


March 10, 2024

While I was in Delhi, India. last month I was overwhelmed by the living conditions of so many people. Their accommodations reminded me of how I live […]


March 4, 2024

Both of the hotels we stayed in during our trip to India put fresh rose petals out daily. I particularly enjoyed the golden marigolds combined with the […]

Time Shift

February 26, 2024

Going to India, you lose a day. We did it in two legs of about 8 hours each with a 5-hour layover. With time to and from […]

Mystical Experience

February 19, 2024

My whole life long I have had wonderful, exceptional experiences that cause me great wonder. This week was no different. I am writing this week’s Monday Morning […]

Sacred Bonds

February 12, 2024

12 1/2 years ago we had a powerful experience in the (Bahai) Lotus temple here in Delhi, where I am today. It was Gandhi‘s birthday and thousands […]

Finding the Miracle

February 5, 2024

Laura and I found ourselves unexpectedly in Buffalo, New York, last Tuesday. We had to complete some preparations for our India trip. We leave this Tuesday. It […]

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