• Redemption in Shoe Leather

    Redemption in Shoe Leather

    I just got off the phone with a writer from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. I've spoken to morejournalists in the past week than I have in the past year. That's good news because it means the press -- the people who have to write these[..]
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  • Conundrum of Compassion

    Conundrum of Compassion

    And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces[..]
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  • Goodreads Winners

    Goodreads Winners

    Congrads to the following winners of the Goodreads Giveaway. Hundreds registered to win the book. These ten did.  Thank you to all who put A SILENCE OF MOCKINGBIRDS on your TO READ shelves! If Karly's story speaks to you, please tell somebody. T. Debets Ontario[..]
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  • TMI: When does news become gossip?

    TMI: When does news become gossip?

    Found the following at The Oregonian’s site tonight: Bob Caldwell, editor of The Oregonian’s editorial pages, was in the Tigard apartment of a 23-year-old woman when he went into cardiac arrest Saturday afternoon. The woman called 9-1-1 at 4:43 p.m. to report that Caldwell, 63,[..]
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  • As Afghans lay sleeping

    As Afghans lay sleeping

    It’s not quite My Lai but it is a nightmare nonetheless. An American soldier, reportedly suffering  a mental breakdown, has killed Afghan civilians as they lay sleeping. When Lt. Calley and his men lined up a village of women and children and executed them at point-blank range,[..]
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  • Rush’s Reign on Rudeness

    Rush’s Reign on Rudeness

    Rush Limbaugh is sorry. He’s also apologetic. On Saturday, Limbaugh issued an apology (of sorts) for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after the Georgetown University Law student testified at a mock Congressional hearing about women’s health issues. “I think it is absolutely[..]
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  • The Biggest Loser: Meryl Streep

    The Biggest Loser: Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep said it herself — Y’all are probably sick of me by now. Okay. Well, she didn’t say it quite like that, but take away the southern accent and that pretty much sums up what she said after being awarded her third Oscar for[..]
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  • Prayersanity

    Prayersanity

    O Raphael, lead us toward those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us: Raphael, Angel of happy meeting, lead us by the hand toward those we are looking for. May all our movements be guided by your Light and transfigured with your joy.[..]
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  • The Hope of Adele

    The Hope of Adele

    I was in a public place recently and heard an older gentleman tell a joke about a 30-something woman who was despairing over not being married. Such jokes don't amuse me -- it doesn't matter if the women are portrayed as single, pregnant, want-to-be pregnant,[..]
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