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Thursday, June 18th, 2020

My superhero dad

In honor of Father’s Day being this Sunday, I knew I had to share this quote pertaining to fathers by Billy Graham. How could I not? “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed,...

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Making a change in society happens at home

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Making a change in society happens at home

I grew up in a very small logging and lumber town in the Pacfic Northwest. It probably didn’t have more than 5,000, maybe 3,000 people when I lived there. We’re talking about when I was two through 11....

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I’ll take any bit of normalcy I can get

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

I’ll take any bit of normalcy I can get

Having been born in the mid-1980s, the last nationwide pandemic pre-dates me by almost 70 years. The civil rights movement was two decades before I was born. Even when riots erupted in Los Angeles over the arrest...

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Pondering a post COVID-19 world

Humans are creatures of habit.  Have you ever jumped in your car with the intention to go one way, but then turned the habitual direction for another destination, like your daily route to work? When forced to...

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Don’t give up, don’t surrender, move forward, be happy

Recently I read a book by Elizabeth Smart called “Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up.”  In this novel, Smart speaks about her journey being kidnapped, raped, starved, and abused. Throughout the book she...

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I’ve been shopping for things I didn’t know I needed

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

I’ve been shopping for things I didn’t know I needed

Full disclosure: since this whole shutdown thing began, I have only left my house twice — and one of those was to drive my car so the battery won’t die. And while doing interviews, writing stories and...

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COVID-19 pandemic brings back memories of 40-year old virology class discussion

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic brings back memories of 40-year old virology class discussion

A little knowledge is sometimes not good. I know just enough about viruses to make me scared. Having a borderline paranoid personality makes that dangerous. My major field of study in college was health education. My minor was...

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Amid pandemic problems ‘love is pretty important’

During this time of uncertainty in our world, it’s easy to become anxious and maybe even a little angry. I will tell you that I am in no way an exception to this painful truth. Now, before...

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Struggling with online learning? I can relate

There has been nothing easy about the past several weeks. Suddenly, everything we all took for granted has been thrust to the forefront. A routine trip to the supermarket is anything but routine. Going to a game...

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‘Create your own conditions and rain is just rain’ simply inspires me

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

‘Create your own conditions and rain is just rain’ simply inspires me

A few nights ago, I saw “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” a movie about an old dog and his owner, Denny, who raced cars for a living and longed to become a professional who would leave...

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