B&W photo challenge, day 2

Last year in late December, we headed up the Gorge to Walla Walla and Dixie for a memorial service. I stopped at Mayer State Park to take another picture where I’d taken a couple previously.

“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

“But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.”

—1 Cor. 13:12-13, The Message

B&W photo challenge, day 1

Facebook friend Steve named me earlier today in his B&W Photo Challenge. I reviewed the pictures I’ve posted here over the past couple of years and selected the photos above. I’ll choose my five pictures from among them. A few of these pictures will need desaturated to be B&W.

As Steve wondered aloud whether I’d post something “taken at altitude,” I started with “Thrust.”

Do you have a favorite?

Cool Kid Achievement Unlocked

Confession time: I didn’t ride my bike to work today.

Instead, I rode my new long board.1 Haha!2 :-D

Cool kid achievement unlocked!3


  1. I bet Jamison is jealous. ;-) 
  2. Is this where I also confess that I worked at a different campus today? Instead of my 4.5 mile commute, it was just less than a mile. 
  3. Or maybe, it’s the Bob Goff achievement. That’s even better. :-) 

Kindergarten get well cards

Before the spring of my kindergarten year, my tonsils were removed. I don’t remember much about it other than being offered ice cream when I had no desire to eat and being given four blocks of clay.

My kindergarten class made get well cards for me.1 The teacher handed out yellow construction paper, told them how and where to fold it, and turned them loose with crayons. One by one, my classmates went to her desk and told her what to write inside. Judging by their contents,2 she didn’t filter what they said very much. I can only imagine what she must have told them about my tonsillectomy before they made the cards. :-D

I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do.3 :-)


  1. My mother saved the cards in a little manila envelope and gave them to me later. 
  2. Click the card faces to see what’s inside. 
  3. I love the cards from Todd, Larry, and Shelley. I hope they were good friends of mine. If not, I missed out on some pretty cool kids.