Tag: administration

  • The Glory of Transformation

    The Glory of Transformation

    Bean has been at our place for the past several days while his momma and Pa hike the Wallowa Mountains. This is an annual thing with Pa and his girls, this hiking into the high lakes of the Wallowas. Much to my life-long regret, my[..]
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  • Where Goodness Abides

    Where Goodness Abides

    The menu was straight up Ireland: Corned beef (soaked in 2 pints of Guinness), boiled onions, potatoes and rutabagas. Boiled cabbage. Rye bread slathered in Irish butter. The guests were mostly California transplants. They came via serendipitous routes to Oregon, followings spouses, or children, or[..]
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  • Just One of the Dreamers

    Just One of the Dreamers

    [caption id="attachment_3813" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Photo by Julie Juris Utterback[/caption] A black woman preached in the church I'm attending. Her message stirred me to thinking, as it did many others. It wasn't that her message was that different from a hundred others I've heard over my[..]
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  • Somebody Else’s Sacrifice

    Somebody Else’s Sacrifice

    [caption id="attachment_2559" align="aligncenter" width="876"] Refugees fleeing Mosul[/caption]   Yes, I watched the last debate. You knew I would. I get why people don't, especially those who have voted already. And, no, watching the final debate didn't change my vote. I doubt it changed yours, either.[..]
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  • VA’s Broken Promises

    VA’s Broken Promises

      He's a family member, this veteran I know. But he'd have you know that he was never on the front lines, never fought in combat the way so many of my veteran friends did, the way my own daddy did. So for far too[..]
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