The Waning Moon from the San Joaquin Valley

Sometimes you have to get away. It is not that we cannot rest or find God at home, but some situations demand a change in environment and activity to accomplish what is needed. The seriousness of Linda’s health situation demanded some time set apart from work at home and the normal… Continue reading

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His and Hers: Persistence and the Moon

It was a period of days during a lunar cycle that would normally seem easy to watch the moon, but it demanded persistence to observe for a number of reasons. The story comes after the sketches. The first opportunity we had to observe together during this lunar cycle was May 29th. We… Continue reading

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Color Shock in the Heavens

There are nights of observing when we actually look to be blown away. It had been a hard few days as Linda had just finished chemo. This particular evening she was weak but alert, so I said, “Let me set up a telescope for you and pump some colorful images… Continue reading

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Reaching Skyward

No sketch this time….just a story. Someone commented to us one time that looking at the night skies must be natural thing for our Ugandan friends because the sky is so dark. I answered this way: “Actually, it is not. They, like we, have to be taught to observe the… Continue reading

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