Being playful with children and youth

One of my favorite things to do is to tell stories and to bring about laughter and understanding and build community - especially with younger people.

Stories with sweet endings


 Having a day of story telling with the contingent of folks who went with us to rebuild New Orleans
With friends on a working adventure - Justice work can be fun!

Celebrating with the rest of the CENTER Team at the First Institute for Excellence in Ministry - From L-R: Jann Halloran, Liz Lerner Maclay, Matt Tittle, Don Southworth, Me, Kimi Riegel, Cheryl M. Walker, Roger Bertschausen, Colin Bossen.  This picture is characteristic of my leadership - I can speak from out front when needed but often prefer to lead from the back.



      (Below) Myself, my brother (Doug), Mom (Celia), sister, (Lisa) at DeBenneville Pines.  (Right) My whole family on Christmas Morning - everyone got a hat (From L-R: Sister, Lisa, Me, Nephew Joshua, Mother Celia, Nephew Jason's partner Naomi,  Neice Alysha, Nephew Jason, Father Harry)   

       

                    

(Above) Day 2 of my 41 day pilgrimage on the Camino Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  This is the Monastery in Roncevalles, Spain.  In all, I walked over 600 miles from St. Jean Pied du Port to Muxia.  (Below) Me and my sweetie, Lucy - Dec. 2016.
      




     
Travelling - one of my absolute favorite things in the entire world is seeing other cultures, learning history, understanding new perspectives.  This is Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, Italy. (Below) is an important picture: this is where I lived in Monterey, CA.  A fire destroyed virtually everything I owned.  It has taught me about appreciation and impermanence and how, although change is inevitable, we sew new seeds of hope and love every day.