The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.


Been listening to a lot of music that reminds me of Encinitas, lately. I mean, in between listening to the Les Misérables soundtrack over and over again. I think I've been doing this because it's wintry here and I'm just trying to imagine myself sitting in the D Street sand, breathing in the salty, damp air. Smelling of sunscreen and slurpees. Listening to the dull roar of the waves and the chatter and laughter of my favorite dudes.  Hucking a frisbee around even when it gets so crowded we (oops) hit a few people.

One of my favorite things about summers in Encinitas is actually the drive from my house to the beach, via Nick's house, of course. There's always a good soundtrack accompanying the breezy sunshine. I've been listening to these same songs on my way to the beach since the first summer I had a car, I think.

We could let this love be the fading sky
and we could drift all night until the new sunrise
pass me a drink -- or make that two: one for me and one for you
and we'll be free

These are the days that I've been missing
Give me the taste, give me the joy of summer wine
These are the days that bring new meaning
I feel the stillness of the sun and I feel fine

The past is beautiful
beautiful like the darkness between fireflies

Well, I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way
taking my time, but I don't know where

Well, based on your smile, I'm betting all of this will be over soon
but you're bound to win
'cause if I'm betting against you, well, then, I'd rather lose

Don't stop stop your dreamin' -- let yourself float upon the notion we can work it out 
we're gonna work it out, baby
Go ahead, lose yourself inside this opportunity 
that we're gonna make it right, now

"Poor Boy, Minor Key" by M. Ward

In 2012, I...