In this Journal, I will attempt to strip away my protective veneer to view and communicate honestly what the truth is as I perceive it. My intent is to grow, for without an honest evaluation of the truth, how else can one fully absorb life's more difficult lessons and benefit by them. If I do this in secret, then I am still hiding behind a protective veneer, so it is being published online. If you find this Journal, you are welcome to read it and hopefully grow from it as well. If you like, you can also share some of your own lessons in life.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Last Saturday our 4-year-old grandson Ikaika was in Bishop, California, hundreds of miles away, with his mother and brother.

Meanwhile, our son Kyle coached his opening game in a basketball league for 4-year-olds, of which Ikaika is a team member. (The team is called, "The Incredibles")

When Ikaika returned, he apologized to his dad for missing the game, and added, "I have to practice so we can win our next game." (No score is kept)

We admire this little guy's determination and positive attitude.

7/17/17: Last Saturdy Ikaika made his debut. He was the one child who could dribble the ball across the court, while keeping control of the ball, and he scored each shot he took. When the game ended, he got his post-game refreshments, and then he stayed on the court so he could practice more.

With Love To All ~ Dick

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