Saturday, July 07, 2012

Fireworks are a tenuous affair for me. 
They can spark painful memories of Viet Nam or they can be beautiful.
Click one to enlarge for a more delightful view

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wiley Coyote

Coyote, is a great teacher who shows us our foibles and helps us to laugh at ourselves. He is a great teacher of persistence. He teaches us that although we are not perfect, if we try, if we use our gift of imagination that he gave us, that our life's journey will have meaning and we will evolve.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Viet Nam

There is a sadness that oozes through my bones on this Memorial day.
As I look back, teary eyed, to my first day in
Viet Nam, I remember the letter I wrote to my then 17 year old brother, telling him that on that night in July 1972, the Vietnamese mothers of the boys we killed would be crying.

On days like today, we remember the soldiers who gave their lives, and we need to remember also, the mot
hers and fathers who suffer deeply because their children are dead. 

War is not healthy for children and other living things.

I'm glad I was able to call in the courage I needed to file for a discharge as a conscientious objector. I served two tours in
Viet Nam. For as horrible as they were, those tours contributed to my becoming the blessing that I am today.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Decorating Easter Eggs and Dog

This is what happens to a white pet 
in the Montoya household.  
We get to decorate them for  

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Big Waves in Seal Beach on April Fool's Day

Denise came, camera  in hand to shoot the waves.
The wind created its artistic flair as the wave crashed
The wind created its artistic flair as the wave crashed

Tigerboy walked to the edge of the dry sand to get a closer look

A SeaFoam Bear charges an emerging SeaFoam creature.
The waves crashed into a crevasse and made a big muddy splash.  
I love Rainbows especially when they surprise me.
The waves invaded the beach as people on the shore looked on.
The wind wisped a spray as the wave curled.
The ocean gifted us with a spectacular show.
The power of the ocean is awe inspiring

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday, March 04, 2012

You wouldn't be the marvel that is you if you changed anything in the past. All of your experiences have helped to make you who are and who you are becoming. We are forever unfolding and all of our experiences, all of our choices, all of our consequences move us forward into becoming the grandest versions of ourselves.