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Ash Filling the California Skies: what I learned about sin while running in the dark

Light reveals a lot: ash, smoke, sin. It’s good to be in the light.

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When a High Profile Christian Divorces: Back Off With the Judgment

Some positions of trust—mine as a judge, for example—require close scrutiny and a call for correction when that trust is breached. Others call for compassion and privacy when the person faces personal difficulties.

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Labor Day Thoughts: Organized Labor, My Job, and Other Things I Like

My family’s legacy includes the value of an honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work.

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The Year Two Hundred College Students Yelled Happy Anniversary to My Wife

Being apart on our anniversary isn’t great, but sometimes there are things that make it memorable.

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My COVID-19 Test Results Came in Yesterday, as Did My Son

Sometimes you have to wait to find out which direction life is going. COVID-19 did that to me.

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Criticizing Judges, Teachers, and Plumbers: some people don’t know what they’re talking about

Treat people kindly and perhaps they’ll do the same for you.

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Stress in the Courtroom: I Can Feel It in My Body

Work, school, wildfires, hurricanes, plus a pandemic. Stress is all over, and sometimes it’s all over me.

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Smoke From the California Fires Is Making People Sick

Even if you can’t see it, there’s stuff that will make you sick.

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What It Took to Apologize for Hurting a Friend

Inadvertently being offensive is still being offensive. I need to stop that.

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My Courthouse Key Card Lets Me Into Places Most People Can’t Go

There’s no barrier between you and the best place to be for all time. None.

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