• Karl Thunemann

Touch the Sunrise


Where do I go from here

A cloudy trail says

Try me

Night is near

Darkness calls the sun

To fall

Into the sea

Can I believe

The morning

Won’t be gone forever

Let me see

The Spirit

Let me hear the Wind

Let me listen for the Quiet

Let me touch the Sunrise

--- Feb. 3 Gary Sandberg



Meet Gary Sandberg, a new frequent contributor, in his own words:

I was born in North Platte, Nebraska. I grew up on a farm/ranch southwest of North Platte in the sandhills.

After graduating high school in 1955, I went to stay with an aunt and uncle in the Los Angeles area and attended college at Fullerton and Long Beach State and would go home to Nebraska each summer.

I married in 1958 and moved with my wife Esther to Anaheim, Ca.

I was in the Army in 1962 and 1963 and Esther and I lived in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

In 1964 we moved to the Seattle Area and raised 2 children. I was involved in the construction business, as a partner in an inspection and testing company as well as building and remodeling houses and apartments.

I helped to start a private school in 1969, which is still operating today as Hillside Student Community located on Cougar Mountain above Eastgate. My wife Esther died in 2018. I was blessed to get together with a longtime friend and neighbor Lynn McGlocklin, whose husband had also died a few years ago. We figure between us we have over 100 years of experiences on which to draw.

Life is good.



Frequent Contributor Gary Sandberg