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.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Stand by.

Seriously, stand by for a few days. “Under Construction” sounds so mechanical. Trite, too. But, the new and improved and very active blog of the Wild Gray Goose is nearly ready. Tuesday July 13 sounds like a good launch.

I am inviting—no, urging—you to return in a couple of days.

Why? I’ve spent three weeks digging in to the social media phenomenon—yes, it took 90+ hours and 48 documents from blogs and help sites to print and re-read. Now it’s time to get my Web Guy on to the apps that will make this blog my primary platform to relate to friends, comrades, fellow fathers and even moms (to include “Grandmoms”).

It’s about THE BOOK. Soninlaw, Matt, and I have seen our unique relationship turn to a passion about raising his and our daughter’s children (two girls, three boys). It is our hope, our goal, to leave good and godly children as lights in an increasingly dark, chaotic world for generations to come. It's about our legacy.

This passion and the relationship it is built on should not be “unique”. THE BOOK is about sharing our experience and the insights we believe are transferable. He as a licensed family therapist, me as a grandfather. We bond at vital levels in our walk with God, our outlook, and our commitment to raising healthy children. Matt, knowing fathers have the tough challenge of the world’s poor history of fathering and facing work and provisioning to deal with, has invited me in to a fathering partnership.

So, GENERATIONAL FATHERING is now in the works. My wife and I are plugged in to the family for the summer. Literally. Our RV is parked in their long dirt Utah driveway. We tend to the kids, join family activities, contribute our heats and the perspective of our long years of living out God’s Story for our lives.

And I write. Well, I will, once the platforms and the “NU MEDIA ME” plan is set in motion. Matt and I will continue our occasional long horseback rides, now and then with a cigar, to share our hearts and ideas. The book will take all summer, and that’s just for the outline and the intro. This is, yes, a work of passion. Transferring passion takes time.

THIS BLOG is about engaging you. The Web site, www.generationalfathering.com is about you engaging us and our concepts. Twitter (Windmillduke) and Facebook (Gary Taylor) are fruitful connections, too.

SO, Y’ALL COME BACK, HEAR! Become part of my Tribe. See, this old dog has learned new tricks (and the tricky termonology that goes with them).


Anonymous Carolyn said...

Actually, honey, this was just going to be a test of the comment section, but I'll make this an opportunity to say that I am behind you. I'm impressed by all the work you've done to get the right audience in the Internet world. I'll look forward to the end product for this blog and the book.


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