Tom Rupp

From Where I Sit: Looking back, living forward

We live life going forward but every so often stop to look backward. Some of us do more than our share of retrospection. Keeping diaries and journals is helpful for this exercise. ...

From Where I Sit: The newest adventure – AT&T Park

I grew up in Baltimore and attended numerous Orioles games at the now demolished Memorial Stadium, including the final game ever played there. Since then I have seen baseball game ...

From Where I Sit: A bustin’ time at the rodeo

Cross another one off of the bucket list. After living here for 15 years, we finally attended the local rodeo this year. My stepson and his family were in town. The grandkids are 9 ...

From Where I Sit: I proudly love America and Americans

July is unofficially mission month at Sacramento Zion Presbyterian Church. We have 30 members going to the Philippines, as well as three others to Jordan and Syria. It looks to be ...

From Where I Sit: Many miles more to go

My poor car. If how you keep your car is any indication of what type of personality you have, I am in trouble. You see, some folks treat a car as an aesthetic expression, an exten ...

From Where I Sit: No good deed goes unpunished

The old saying is “no good deed goes unpunished.” Sometimes, no matter how you try to do a good deed, it can have a bad outcome. One time I gave a ride to a family fro ...

From Where I Sit: Graduating to the next level

The eternal recurrence continues this month as another group of people graduate from high school or college. This Sunday our church honors graduates with a personalized Bible. We a ...

From Where I Sit: You’ve got (electronic) mail

So the Internet server called Yahoo is undergoing changes in the near future. They are sending out warnings that email accounts may need to be updated. It states they will “n ...

Where I Sit: A change is gonna come

Have you heard the story about the two frogs? They were hopping around after a big rain. Rain? You know, the wet stuff which falls from the sky. They get a lot of it elsewhere. An ...

From Where I Sit: Off with their … beards?

Back in 1991 I had hair on my head but not on my face, but sported a moustache of sorts. In the spring of that year, I took a notion and went without shaving and liked it. Not onl ...