Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mountains high and valleys low: Never forget

Never forget “If you get me through this, I swear I’ll dedicate my whole life to you.” It was World War II and Louie Zamperini’s search plane had just gone down in the Pacific Ocean hundreds of miles south of … Continue reading

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Mountains high and valleys low: Fireweed

Fireweed The summer of 1988 was one of the most important in my life. I graduated from high school and, with a friend, moved 2,625 miles from my hometown of Fairport, New York to sunny San Diego, California. It was … Continue reading

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Mountains high and valleys low: Beauty for ashes

Beauty for ashes John Muir was an extraordinary outdoorsman and our nation’s first ambassador for the protection of God’s creation. Born in Scotland, Muir was raised on a Wisconsin farm where he learned the elegance of the infinitely complex ecosystems … Continue reading

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Mountains high and valleys low: The valley of the shadow of death

The valley of the shadow of death Here in southern California, the sun shines 300 days out of the year. We have summer followed by cooler summer, then back to summer again. We can go to the beach in February, wear … Continue reading

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