• The Ordinary Instant

    The Ordinary Instant

    To tell this story I have to take you back first to the summer of 1974. I was preparing to head to college in the North Georgia mountains. My family had already moved to the Pacific Northwest. I was living with Judge Rufe McCombs and[..]
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  • Praying for POTUS

    Praying for POTUS

      I have prayed for Trump for four years now, and I will continue to pray in the same vein: I pray for all the darkness to be brought to light. I pray not for a healing for his body, but a humbling of his[..]
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  • Imagine

    Imagine

    If you as a middle-class white male are worried about what 4 more years of a Trump presidency will mean for this country, imagine the fear and anxiety a 22-year-old Black male is facing. If you are a well-to-do white retired woman who is anxious[..]
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  • Poop-Throwing Monkey

    Poop-Throwing Monkey

    In response to the first night of unpresidential debates, Megyn Kelly says Joe Biden should have done a better job of controlling Trump. Darling, you'd think of all people, Kelly would know the challenges of trying to wrestle a sweating hog to the ground. Roger[..]
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  • Don’t Get Your Panties in a Wad Over Barrett

    Don’t Get Your Panties in a Wad Over Barrett

      Editor's Note: My husband Tim has long been a student of Constitutional Law and History. He earned his Masters in History from Washington State University and wrote his thesis on American Constitutional Development and the Oregon Constitution of 1857. `1When Amy Coney Barrett's name[..]
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  • For the Love of Bob

    For the Love of Bob

    [caption id="attachment_5454" align="aligncenter" width="940"] MHaskey @ Columbus LedgerEnquirer.[/caption]   "If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk with others." - African proverb All of my life, I have had the good fortune to have been surrounded by good[..]
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  • Oregon Wildfires: Find the Helpers

    Oregon Wildfires: Find the Helpers

    Years ago, Tim and I lived in a part of Oregon prone to wildfires due to lightning strikes on the mountain. Every summer, fire crews would camp in town to go fight fires in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. One summer it was so bad, Tim[..]
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  • Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Did you see the video of the woman from North Carolina who called Senator Thom Tillis’s office for help? She has cancer and needs her health insurance: “You are saying if you can’t afford it, you don’t get to have it and that includes healthcare?”[..]
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  • The Welcomed Stranger

    The Welcomed Stranger

    It's a corner house on a street within walking distance of the university. Lush greenery cozies up next to the house: white oak hydrangeas, rhododendrons. There's a breezeway between the garage and the main house, a hidden oasis of french doors which leads to a[..]
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