Sunday, August 11, 2019


It has been a challenging week on a multitude of fronts.    I took a little time to be at Mission Viejo Mall as I did a Good turn by recycling some old cell phones.   I caught the headline while on my walkabout.

While awaiting at the ecoATM machine, I saw this:

It has also been a week where I have seen the compassion and caring of healthcare professionals in action at Mission Hospital.    I caught this while at Mission Hospital earlier this week:

It is such that continues to sustain my sense of hope and optimism in spite of the profound challenges the country faces in the aftermath of Dayton and El Paso.   The Time Magazine Cover said it all:

The work at the Daily Outsider has also been on-going--and at times, challenging.       As I was reflecting upon the week that was, all I could possibly motivate myself to do is to remember what these admonitions are and what I must live up to: 

There lies the challenge....

Friday, August 2, 2019

#RandomThoughts As a New Month Dawns.....

It has been quite a month!!

I decided to create a Visual set of #RandomThoughts on my travel this week as I criss-crossed California.  I always knew our home state was great--but it was reinforced.

@CityofDavis, California 

Uncle Vito's:  Downtown @CityofDavis 

@UC Davis:  Visiting the Memorial Union & the Gorham Museum 

@the California State Capitol Park:  The USS California Bell 

@The California State Capitol:  Honoring Governor Johnson 

@ The California State Capitol Park:  Remembering the Firefighters Fallen in the Line of Duty Since 1850 

@ The California State Department of Education 

Traveling Thru California:  The Central Valley (The Breadbasket of the World)