Love Our Moms

Costa Mesa, California May 10, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: For the last 9-years, I have been posting Happy Mothers’ Day greetings from Mt. Everest. Why spoil a great tradition just because I’m now at sea level? Happy Mothers’ Day to all you great Moms out there. We all know that Moms are God’s greatest […]


Please Consider a Donation

May 9, 2015 Costa Mesa, Ca. Dear Family & Friends: The situation in Nepal gets more desperate with each passing day. The death toll is now over 7,500, and this number will continue to rise as more remote villages are reached and search and recovery efforts are intensified. Now, there is growing concern about the […]



March 25, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: I join all of you in mourning the loss of life and limb in Nepal, Tibet & India. This is just an indescribable tragedy. Your thoughts and prayers are really needed now. I was in Nepal for two weeks earlier this month to complete a helicopter reconnaissance of […]


My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. December 31, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. He spoke these eloquent and immortal words: I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]