Wild Gray Goose

Celtic tradition identifies the Holy Spirit as a Wild Goose. He is the wings of a Wild God best followed by the wildest of men. I'm gray. I'm wild. Like He, I am not always predictable, rational, or safe. I believe my full life and my still maturing years of Walking With God offer both heart and substance for younger lads to consider. Now with 4th stage prostate cancer, following the Wild Goose has a different pace and perspective worth reflecting on...and sharing.

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Location: Full Time RV, mostly near Temecula, California, United States

I'm a young fella not far from 73 who's made it to the far and frayed edges of the adventures I‘ve been hankering for since boyhood. The age thing and my pursuits are relevant since I now have advanced 4th stage cancer, moved from unsuccessful chemo treatment to oral med...and they seem to be working. Now, after selling the ranch, my beautiful life-mate of 48 years and I live and travel in an fifth wheel RV we call our "covered wagon". The new and rich development of 2012 is our purchase of ranch in the marvelous plateau above GRAND JUNCTION at the head of the Colorado National Monument where my young family with six children run a whole-family therapy ranch, DEEP RIVERS FAMILY RANCH.

Friday, January 01, 2010

OK, OOOOKAY! It's the new year.

Time to try this again. Returning to active blogging again. It's been a year since made the same effort. Failed. BUT, my son in law, Matt, and I (the "social work cowboy" as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Equine Director at a residential adolescent ranch in Utah) are leaning hard in to the book we've had on our hearts and our minds for six years or so. Generational Fathering is the topic, perhaps the title, and extracts years of "co-fathering" the five grandwonderchildren we loaned our daughter, Cari.

For my New Year resolution, probably the only one I'll keep, is to keep this personal blog active as relates to family, personal stories, life and spiritual insights. Another blog will be (probably) under GenerationalFathering.com as a platform to discover stories, create active and possibly testy exchanges on the role of fathers, the value of deliberately overlapping generations to balance out the fathering equation and to better prepare our children for the tumultuous world they face that we seem unable to change through politics and complaints. So-doing will take our heritage, apply it to the parenting challenge today, and lay a path to future generations to be watermark legacies who will Walk With God and touch the world and grow the Kingdom of God.

This serious-sounding commitment is now out there. I intend to launch the new blog in the third week of January.


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