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How I Stopped Dreading My Summer Vacation

27 Oct 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

You'd think I'd have been chomping at the bit to leave on our summer vacation. Yet there I was, driving down I-5, doing my best to psych up to the days ahead. Don't get me wrong; I've got a soft spot in my heart for Disneyland. I kneeled there...

Campsite Full of Kids

13 Sep 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

When I spent what felt like a full day packing the car to prepare for a two days of camping, I was hoping that there would be a payoff. I wasn't disappointed. In our church, the end of the summer signals the coming of our annual camping trip. These are sweet times...

Heights and Depths in Ashland

01 Sep 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

While I've never been one to feel that intense, gut-level connection to the place I was born, I keep finding myself back in Ashland. Another summer, another glorious anniversary trip to Ashland, Oregon with the woman I love. I've shared in earlier posts about the story behind our...

Flying Back to the Nest

06 Jun 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People

Typically, it's the children who leave the nest to make a life for themselves. It didn't work that way in our family. Quite the opposite, in fact. Not long after my brother and I moved out of the house for college, marriage, and general adulthood, these two flew the...

Delicate Arch – Moab Part 4

22 May 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

Granted, this was a biking trip. But riding the Whole Enchilada trail the day before had exhausted what little horsepower we had left in our legs. As a result, we voted unanimously to celebrate our final day in Moab by renting some high horsepower instead. Ben, Nate,...