Category Archives: San Francisco

To Alden (part 2)

this is getting epic… Some highlights from the Bay Area were a lunch at Chez Panisse in Berkeley attended by Jon, myself, Shawnrey, Chris and Dave (much fun and delicious delicious food!!!!).  A dinner at an oyster bar (I forwent/forgoed???? … Continue reading

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To Alden (Part 1)

Alden, I’m sitting in my new room in Chicago having moved into it somewhat – I’ve set my computer up and hooked up to the internet; I have my bed made and my bedside table set up with photos, a … Continue reading

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And now I’m back to let you know I can really shake ’em down!

July 22, 2009 Ah.  The good old US of A.  And I am here in it once again.  It feels strange and strangely good to be back – I’ve had the moments where it’s felt like I didn’t leave, but … Continue reading

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More Adventures

March, 2009 What is it about a place that makes it home?  I would certainly say that it’s the people.  As I prepare to leave San Francisco for the next adventure, I am fortunate to be able to look back … Continue reading

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February Blues

February, 2009 Nicki, Hi!  How are you?  I’m sorry I have been out of touch for so long.  I was supposed to be hiking this week but between a cold, lots of rain and family in town from the east … Continue reading

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Reflections on San Francisco

February, 2009 Hi friend, It’s been a long time since I’ve written or anything, and I’ve been thinking of you of late, so I thought I’d write.  How are you?  How is Quito?  I imagine that you are engaged in … Continue reading

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How is God revealed?

As I go back and look at the letters I wrote several years ago, I find that some of the most important reflecting and writing that I was doing was in the form of application essays to seminaries.  Applying to … Continue reading

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p.s. and hope for the next generation

January 2009 It has been a long time since I last wrote.  This is partially because there is a lot to share and partly because it takes some grounding and purposefulness to write these, normally.  But today I shall just … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strange Friends: December, 2008

December, 2008 Dear Nicki, Grin.  You’re not really all that strange.  Thank you so much for your card and the book!  It was wonderful to talk with you today!  So wonderful.  I am sitting in the living room of my … Continue reading

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Getting on with conversations: Dec 2008

Eli, We should get on with that conversation.  There are such things as phones.  I am not at my most happy or confident right now in terms of myself, but I am quite confident in the universe and meaning being … Continue reading

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