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7
May

Ollie & Papa’s Grand Motorcycle Trip and Through-Paddling the Big Muddy

Costa Mesa, Ca. May 7, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Ollie & Papa’s Grand Motorcycle Trip You may recall I had planned a 15-day, 3,217 mile motorcycle trip with my special needs grandson, Ollie, in August of 2018. My plan was to visit seven national parks in six states. Along the way, we scheduled visits […]

1
Jan

My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 1, 2019 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 […]

9
Apr

Eight Summits Update

Costa Mesa, Ca. April 10, 2018 Dear Family & Friends: I hope the first quarter of 2018 has brought you health, happiness and a rich bounty of God’s blessings. It seems time for an Eight Summits update, so here goes. Burke Khang Fall 2017 Expedition I came home from the Fall 2017 Burke Khang expedition […]

1
Jan

My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 1, 2018 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 […]