Tag: death

  • 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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  • Itty Bits of Almost Nothing

    Itty Bits of Almost Nothing

      Kentucky women aren’t supposed to be barren. It goes against every stereotype, every myth ever propagated. Sylvie Garcia reasoned she had to be some kind of genetic throwback to not be able to get pregnant in Kentucky.   Do you read short stories? I've[..]
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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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  • When Women Gather Part II

    When Women Gather Part II

        My phone rang at 1 a.m.  this morning - August 10th, 2014. I grabbed for it quick, thinking even through dark slumber: This cannot be a good thing.  Why do we always think that when the phone rings in the middle of the[..]
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