However, what really matters in terms of life responsibility is what we find right in front of us, our families, our jobs, our face-to-face contacts on a daily basis. That must come first and it can be quite a challenging thing here on the mortal coil. People around us age, natural disasters happen, illness can befall even the young - and all of these things can lay claim upon our most precious resource, time!
I have always treasured my friends of the LBC. That is the real reason I make this effort to restart, sitting on a bench in a developing back yard with a silly golf driving setup which works and was used yesterday by my son and me. Soon, where I am sitting will be covered by a pergola and more dry climate plants will find their place as befits the changing water needs of California.
I invite you to sit with me and share with me as you would a friend or acquaintance in your tangible world. Let us treat one another with respect and support, even when challenging ideas we share. Whether you are Republican or Democrat or Independent, believe in God or not or, like me, have a more nuanced view of it All, I can treasure your right to your well-considered personal views. Likewise, I ask that you have a tolerance and respect for mine and know that both of ours grow with time. Otherwise, it is best that we wish one another well on our journeys and part in peace.