Lynn is a blessing

Alzheimer's steadily encroaches on it's victims awareness, and in Lynn's case she has protected the things that matter most to her with great effort. In succeeding minutes, a new moment arrives in her awareness and her concern for these very beautiful sentiments resurfaces. Then naturally so also do the questions re-occur to her. And so she asks ...

Just for an hour #1

"Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Couldn't you keep watch for one hour?" Mark 14:37 "Just for an hour..." is an unannounced musical appearance, aimed at placing worship in public spaces. This time it was solo, and that makes it easy. But in the … Continue reading Just for an hour #1

Whole Lotta Love…

Hey... Thanks so much for the note! That's a ton of love just for loaning a guitar and old amp. I wish I could have stuck around. As a matter of fact it is you-all who are the blessing! Thank you for making the trip, for taking the time, for giving of your energy. Last evening … Continue reading Whole Lotta Love…

Portland at Center of new Heroin Epidemic

In a meeting (4/20 ) with the Shutter Creek Prison Superintendent, the local Parole Board Director and various staff, volunteers heard something that we should all contemplate. Law Enforcement Interagency planning is based on all kinds of Criminal Intelligence gathering, as one can imagine. In this case the context is Heroin. I wrote the following in … Continue reading Portland at Center of new Heroin Epidemic

NY Times: End Pot Prohibition

From The New York Times: The social costs of the marijuana laws are vast. There were 658,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012, according to F.B.I. figures, compared with 256,000 for cocaine, heroin and their derivatives. Even worse, the result is racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career … Continue reading NY Times: End Pot Prohibition

Something about Worship

Music is the language of Worship. At the Prison where I serve the administration has us take a 20 minute "facilities" break midway through our meeting time.   We turn up the Worship music, playing it through the guitar amp and enjoy fellowship. This past week it was my Guitar that became the center of three new … Continue reading Something about Worship

Bandon Retirement Community Ministry Opportunities

Yesterday, after "Hymns and Bible Stories" at Herritage Place ( -- The coordinators asked: Could we come more frequently?  I hope we didn't hesitate when we said yes, but the truth is -- we're busy, and we're not sure how it will all work out. So, evidently the Lord is working.  I think I can … Continue reading Bandon Retirement Community Ministry Opportunities