From Joe's Desk...
Yesterday, a most unexpected thing happened to me--first gut wrenching, then illuminating, in a span of merely 10-15 minutes. My wife texted me a change of address for our kids piano performance. The address was 556 Vallombrosa Avenue. “Just past the post office,” she texted. “Easy enough,” I thought. As... Read more
The story is told of Alexander the Great, that one day, upon heading home from a victorious battle, his caravan came upon a beggar by the roadside who asked for a copper coin. Initially, the courtier sent him away, but King Alexander intervened and asked what the poor man wanted... Read more
I still recall as a young boy walking to our local grocery store, and one of my older brothers taking a “pit stop” to “check out” some crayfish. At the time, I had no idea what he was doing, or why he would be doing anything other than getting to... Read more
I live less than a mile from the most popular Fitness Center in Butte County here in Northern California— In Motion Fitness , and as the New Year is suddenly upon us, I am seeing that annual overflow of traffic that comes with everyo ne’s “New Year’s resolution.” Who has... Read more
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to lead a retreat across from the Six Flags amusement park in Vallejo, California. During one of my breaks, I was looking out across the lake (the lake separated the retreat center from the amusement park) at one impressive roller coaster after another;... Read more