Tag: death

  • Prayers for John McCain & Family

    Prayers for John McCain & Family

    My Mama died of brain cancer. One lovely August afternoon, she sat down at her computer and discovered she could no longer read. The words were all jumbled together. She sat there for a moment, blinking. She'd never had very good vision, so maybe this[..]
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  • Paul Ryan and the Meat-Cutter

    Paul Ryan and the Meat-Cutter

    I was just walking the dogs through the neighborhood. No agenda, really, other than to let the dogs sniff things out. Over on the street just north of us, I saw a fellow poking around one of the houses currently under construction. I thought perhaps[..]
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  • Stuff My Wife Says

    Stuff My Wife Says

      [caption id="attachment_3826" align="aligncenter" width="751"] Photo by Julie Utterback[/caption] I noticed the items in the limping man's cart - six boxes of Haagen-Daz ice cream, three bags of kitty litter. I nodded to Tim. "Good choices, heh?" Tim smiled. The man wore a scuffed up[..]
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  • Good People Rise Up

    Good People Rise Up

        If you read the headlines, you might come away with a warped view of the world. Michael Moore is screaming that Trump is going to get us all killed. Trump himself threatens nuclear war with North Korea almost every other day. Bannon takes[..]
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  • Our Brother Terry McGregor

    Our Brother Terry McGregor

    [caption id="attachment_2978" align="aligncenter" width="960"] DaNang, Vietnam with Sons & Daughters in Touch.[/caption] Every now and then there are people we meet who change the trajectory of our lives in the most unexpected but eternally astounding ways. Terry McGregor was that person for me. There were[..]
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  • Remembering That Which You Cannot Forget

    Remembering That Which You Cannot Forget

    Editor's Note: This is a repost from Christmas 2012 originally titled Getting Mama Ready.   In 1966, when we got word of my father’s death, it was my brother’s crying that frightened me most. The way he beat at the wall and yelled about the[..]
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  • Everyday is a Jubilee for Each of Us

    Everyday is a Jubilee for Each of Us

      I was packing up my bags when the phone call came. It was somewhere around 7 a.m. but I'd been up an hour already. "Karen, looks like there might be a Jubilee going on." "Oh, wow!" I said. "Really?" "I'm headed out to the[..]
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  • Earl’s Stupid Human Tricks

    Earl’s Stupid Human Tricks

        Sitting in the courtroom, listening to Earl's momma lie through her pearly white teeth, Morgan wished upon her momma's grave that she had not thrown out that book. She wished she'd read it cover-to-cover. Wished for all things fried in deep fat that[..]
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  • It’s My Party

    It’s My Party

    Today is my 59th birthday. I can hardly fathom it. I feel like I've finally mastered some game that has granted me access to a warp zone where everything goes faster, where the Novembers seem to bump up right next to one another, where the[..]
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