Tag: death

  • 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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  • Death without a Funeral

    Death without a Funeral

      This was going to be the blog post in which I announced that daughter Konnie and her husband are expecting wee ones. I had it all written in my mind. I was going to share with you how long a struggle this has been[..]
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  • Dead Boy’s Devoted Daddy

    Dead Boy’s Devoted Daddy

    Editor's Note:  I will no longer be blogging at Patheos. This is my permanent site. Please make note. And, thank you for sticking with me all these years. KarenZach.com has been my home for many years now. I'm glad to be back with a sleek[..]
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  • Beneath a Rising Jesus

    Beneath a Rising Jesus

      Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5) It was Saturday and we were in church. A big city church sat back on one of Portland’s wooded corners. Imago Dei. Image of God. Two years[..]
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  • It’s My Birthday

    It’s My Birthday

      It’s my birthday. The very first in my life without the woman who birthed me. I’d post one of those photos here. You know the kind with the mother kneeling beside her daughter or son, as they blow out their candles, but I don’t[..]
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  • Praying for Prescott

    Praying for Prescott

      My daughter spent a couple of summers on a firefighting crew. I'll be honest, it terrified me. The forests on these mountains surrounding us are dense. I've seen how one lightening strike can set a mountain afire.  I lived in a small valley town[..]
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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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