Tag: Jimmy Carter

  • The Old People’s Virus

    The Old People’s Virus

    Whenever I read a story about populations, no matter what the story is, I want to know the specifics of the demographics of the story. So on the day when we surpassed the 500,000 mark of deaths due to Covid, I wondered if there was[..]
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  • The Faith of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    The Faith of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

      Hemingway took me out for a walk this morning. The sun was up and while not really warm, it was at least bright. We walked the Dry Canyon, a walk that we don't often do because it's usually crowded. But we took the southernmost[..]
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  • Good-Hearted People Doing Good

    Good-Hearted People Doing Good

    [caption id="attachment_3909" align="aligncenter" width="567"] Karen Spears Zacharias with then Senator Barack Obama at the Senate Hart Bldg. prior to his first term in office.[/caption]   Sometimes people ask: Whose's the most famous person you've ever met? I used to pause before answering - there are[..]
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  • Beloved, Deep and Wide

    Beloved, Deep and Wide

    My friend Lillian Champion died today. It's difficult to be sad, given Lillian's joyous reunion with her adoring husband Hubert, who died in 2007, and her daughter, Marjorie, who was killed during the 9-11 attack at the Pentagon. So it isn't so much sadness I[..]
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  • Not All Sin is Equal

    Not All Sin is Equal

    I spoke with a woman recently who said she was struggling to find a faith. Nodding toward her husband, who was tending to their toddler, she said, "He's a Christian, but I'm having a difficult time with it." Her ability to carve out a faith,[..]
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  • Cussing on the Way to Church

    Cussing on the Way to Church

      It was there, while crossing the bridge that connect this part of Oregon with the southern part of Washington, that I glanced over at a boat cutting through the silver waters of the Columbia River. Maybe it was the stillness of the water. Or[..]
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