Tag: justice

  • Where Goodness Abides

    Where Goodness Abides

    The menu was straight up Ireland: Corned beef (soaked in 2 pints of Guinness), boiled onions, potatoes and rutabagas. Boiled cabbage. Rye bread slathered in Irish butter. The guests were mostly California transplants. They came via serendipitous routes to Oregon, followings spouses, or children, or[..]
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  • Not a White Person’s Christian

    Not a White Person’s Christian

    All I am is a vessel, doing God's work. If you watched the National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama, you likely heard words similar to that. Surely, you heard Alabama freshman quarterback Tua stand before the microphone and cameras and declare that the very[..]
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  • On the verge of a nervous breakdown

    On the verge of a nervous breakdown

      I kept looking at the sky as the sun set over the Gulf last night. It was one of those glorious pink sunsets that turns the whole world rosy: the Gulf waters, the sky before me, the sky behind me, the very pier upon[..]
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  • If you’re a Nashville fan

    If you’re a Nashville fan

    From 2004-2013, I worked on my first novel, Mother of Rain (Mercer University Press). It was hard work. I was trying to tackle a lot of things all at once. Put aside the fact that I had never really written fiction. I'd been a journalist. An opinion[..]
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  • Karly’s Killer Dead

    Karly’s Killer Dead

      [caption id="attachment_1455" align="aligncenter" width="322"] Inmate Photo[/caption]   Shawn Wesley Field is dead. He passed away at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. Shawn did not die an easy death, but it was a much easier death than the one he inflicted upon three-year-old[..]
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