Tag: grief

  • An Isolating Affair

    An Isolating Affair

    We were just a couple of songs into the Shabbat service on Saturday when a congregant sobs cracked across the crowded room. Those sobs soon turned into downright wails. The rabbi paused, looked, then offered words of comfort to the rest of us. Other congregants[..]
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Becomes of the Broken Children?

    What Becomes of the Broken Children?

    There's a stillness over the house, the unusual quietness that is companion to the sick and ailing.  The Bean is sleeping now, propped up against a pillow that deludes his Mimi into thinking it helps him breath, being upright a bit instead of flat on[..]
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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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