The thought of going to Taiwan, China
to bring this work "to the next level"
is intriguing, especially because my son,
John has a great interest in the Far East.
While serving a short stint
as Headquarters Commandant
of the 7th ID (Light) at Ft. Ord,
I recall hosting two ROC Generals
to a very low key dinner
at a little French Restaurant
in Monterey, California.
That was less than two years
after Saint John Paul II's visit
and my Waterloo moment
a career bridge-burning
decision that played out as
we were deployed to fight a wild
fire in the Siskiyou National Forest.
We were the Wolfhounds
B Company, 2/27th Inf Regiment
We were Light, Silent and Deadly
Fort Ord is all but gone now.
I wonder if the restaurant is still there.
This university was home to
John Cheng Wai-Leung
who has worked on a
Theology of Energy
which dovetails very closely
with my own work
in the vineyard
It is a fascinating study
of what the future might
still bring to light.
I hope he is still alive.
Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!
* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael