Nondiscrimination Statement

Recently, walking down a hallway in a medical clinic, I paused to study a sign on the wall. What caught my attention was that the sign had several paragraphs, each written in a different language. There must have been ten different translations on that one 8 ½ x 11...

German WWII Binoculars

Shelley and I spent part of President’s Day in the delightful town of Snohomish, checking out a couple of large antique shops. In one of them I found a display of military items, and on a shelf a little below my eye-level I discovered a small pair of binoculars, which...

President’s Day

On the wall of the little one-room Adventist schoolhouse I attended during my elementary years were two presidential portraits, those of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I remember gazing up at those two men with an almost spiritual devotion. I looked into their...

Power Outage!

All during church on Sabbath, the wind blew hard outside, and when Shelley and I arrived at our home in south Renton, we discovered that our power had gone out, as it had for about 40,000 other Puget Sound residents. Power outages aren’t new to us—it generally...

The Stiffened Vocal Cord

Thursday of this week I had another appointment with the voice therapy staff at the Virginia Mason hospital downtown. This time I met with a woman who, while being a voice therapist, had a specialty in singing. Up until last June, my speaking voice and my singing...