Tag: cancer

  • Gone in a Flash

    Gone in a Flash

      When the neighbors moved in next door, the very first thing I asked was that they keep their Great Dane on the north side of the house. Their Great Dane is huge. I worried about their dog tearing up the new privacy fence Tim[..]
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  • Wigging out with Sister Tater

    Wigging out with Sister Tater

      Apparently teenagers-in-chief Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump haven't yet blown us all to smithereens. It isn't for a lack of trying. Thanks a lot for absolutely nothing, Lindsey Graham. Don't you just love it when folks who couldn't pass the entrance exam to[..]
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  • A Driveway Moment for McCain

    A Driveway Moment for McCain

    I pulled into the driveway, dropped my head to the steering wheel and wept a hurricane of tears. I wept for Senator John McCain. I have stood in the room in Hanoi where he was imprisoned, saw the photos of the POWs of Vietnam. I've[..]
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  • Conrack: An Unconventional Teacher

    Conrack: An Unconventional Teacher

    While millions tuned into the Grammys last night, I re-watched a movie I haven't seen in some 20 plus years. I'd had my fill of Kanye Lost from his weekend Twitter begging like a wayward Prosperity Gospel preacher on a midnight binge.  Good for Taylor[..]
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  • Theology of Love According to the Beatles

    Theology of Love According to the Beatles

      Race Elder sat in his Nashville law office alone on yet another Saturday night. He'd taken up working on Saturdays after his wife of 23 years died. One minute they'd been planning a trip to the South of France, and the next they were[..]
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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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  • Life in the Bubble

    Life in the Bubble

    I was driving over the pass today, headed from one state to the next, from one grandson to the next, from one daughter to the next, doing that thing women have done ever since we could stand on our own two feet - helping. It[..]
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  • Karly’s Killer Dead

    Karly’s Killer Dead

      [caption id="attachment_1455" align="aligncenter" width="322"] Inmate Photo[/caption]   Shawn Wesley Field is dead. He passed away at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. Shawn did not die an easy death, but it was a much easier death than the one he inflicted upon three-year-old[..]
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  • Death with Dignity Branding

    Death with Dignity Branding

      Death with Dignity. Such lyrical, poetic branding. I live in Oregon, home to the Death with Dignity laws, allowing terminally ill people the right to die when they want. To be clear this is not suicide. Suicide doesn't even belong in this discussion. That's[..]
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