Tag: Washington

  • Embrace One Another

    Embrace One Another

    Her back was turned to me. I couldn't see her face, didn't recognize her voice. She spoke haltingly, in a library voice, next to a sign warning that conversations at the window could not be guaranteed to be private. I could hear only enough to[..]
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  • Why I Wore Braces in my Sixties

    Why I Wore Braces in my Sixties

      It happens the moment I open my mouth. That look. It's not quite astonishment. More a kind of wondering that borders on disbelief. It's like the person across from me has a flashing neon sign across their foreheads that allows me to read their[..]
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  • The Fires All Around Us

    The Fires All Around Us

    We were outside Madras, Oregon today, driving home after visiting our daughters in Bend, when the problem started. I've only experienced this one other time, about a year ago while leaving my daughter's home in Wenatchee, Washington. My throat tightens up and I begin to have[..]
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  • He Reads

    He Reads

    [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVn5DZBRks[/embed]   I will be signing copies of Burdy at Inklings Bookstore in Yakima, Saturday, August 8. If you would like an autographed copy you can call Inklings ahead of time and reserve a copy. The friendly staff will be happy to ship a copy to you.[..]
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  • Not Quite Finster

    Not Quite Finster

      There we were, just taking the scenic route, over White Pass, through the Wenatchee Forest, when we came upon the unexpected. There are times when I find whimsy in the unexpected and nonsensical. This wasn't one of those times. "STOP!" I say to the[..]
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  • The Roots of Violence

    The Roots of Violence

      Once again we walk through our day shaking our heads in disbelief, muttering prayers for the dead, the wounded, the first-responders, and all the families. We turn on the radio, NPR or Rush Limbaugh. We turn on the TV, FoxNews or CNN. And we listen[..]
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  • The Reckless Death of Children

    The Reckless Death of Children

    People all across the nation cried out after learning that Josh Powell blew himself and his two young sons to smithereens in Washington State on Sunday.  Powell has long been the primary suspect in the disappearance and suspected murder of his wife Susan. Last week[..]
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