Tag: Wenatchee

  • The Caning of Peckerwood

    The Caning of Peckerwood

    Valentine's is a reminder of the love shared between my parents. It was their anniversary week. There are several tales about how it was the two came to be married on Valentine's week, but I suspect the stories are part myth and part reality. We[..]
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  • How to Become a Hero Helper

    How to Become a Hero Helper

      He was upset, distraught might not be too strong of a word. It was that time of night when a boy's body quiets down but his mind doesn't. At age 8, Sullivan was worried about the future. In particular, he was crying about all[..]
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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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