Greetings dear reader, you may have noticed I took a little break. The reason for that break was a visit with family (pictured above is a day at the lake we shared). Family is a broad topic. There are many facets to a family and many dynamics within families as well. This past week I drove from the northern Oregon coast (Depoe Bay) where I live, to Medford, Oregon where my brother lives. We had not seen each other since the celebration of life for Jesse’s biological Mother (my step mother since early childhood) and our shared biological Father. Both of them passed away in 2020 within four months of each other. Because of Covid we were not able to honor them until a year after their passing.