Tag: Bend

  • The Bend Gunman: He Told Us Who He Was

    The Bend Gunman: He Told Us Who He Was

      A gunman walked through a popular neighborhood shopping area Sunday night and began shooting up the place. He killed two people before killing himself. It wasn't his original plan. He had been documenting his original plan for months and posting it to Wattpad, an[..]
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  • Dispatch Seven: A Day in Edinburgh

    Dispatch Seven: A Day in Edinburgh

    It's a two-and-half hour trip by train from Ayr to Edinburgh, and that's if you can make the connections in a timely fashion. But the trains are comfortable and make for a good place to read or catch up with a friend. I am always[..]
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  • The Dumbwaiter God

    The Dumbwaiter God

    If Lent is the season of giving up and letting go, I believe that women have been living in a constant state of Lent throughout history. This notion of women living lives of sacrifice is something that came to me back when I was writing[..]
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  • How to Stay Young

    How to Stay Young

    I met Roger at the park. He ran past me, making a loop around the river. On the second loop - or maybe it was more, I didn't really count them, he stopped for a chat. "How long you been running?" I asked. "Since I[..]
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  • Kids These Days

    Kids These Days

    [caption id="attachment_3926" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Students marching in Bend, Oregonphoto credit Bill Dahl[/caption] When I hear people bemoan the youth of today, how lazy and insolent they are, how disrespectful and disruptive they are, how they don't do anything but stare at their phones all day[..]
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  • Turning the Page

    Turning the Page

    When we first moved to Hermiston, Oregon,  the neighborhood didn't have any mature trees or shrubs, pheasants and quails nested in the field behind the house. There were several empty lots waiting for owners to pick out house plans. The stop sign in front of[..]
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  • Beware the Pencil Skirt

    Beware the Pencil Skirt

      I arrived back in the Pacific Northwest a week ago, however, I didn't arrive home until Monday night. I took time to visit with my sister, celebrate my husband's 60th birthday, and make two trips to Central Oregon to search for a new home.[..]
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  • Straight out of a Novel

    Straight out of a Novel

      Daughter Shelby called me this morning. Or maybe I called her (who can remember these things after watching The Great British Baking Show, which, yes, I know is an oxymoron). Today was Shelby's last day at the law office where she has worked for[..]
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  • Mad Women Hikers

    Mad Women Hikers

    The plan was to go on a leisurely hike, then have a late lunch in Sisters, Oregon. You know, pushing the baby in the stroller so everyone can enjoy The Boy as much as the rest of us do. That was the plan. As we[..]
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