On the Accident and Angels and the Rest of my Life

When she walked through the door of our home, her eyes immediately welled up in tears, as she looked at me sprawled out on the couch. You should be dead. You should be dead. Your kids would’ve been orphans. They should’ve been planning your funeral. I cannot believe...

It’s hard, it gets better, keep on keeping on – On parenting

After the recent winter concert of my sixth grade son at his middle school, we went out for ice cream at the local Baskin-Robbins with about a dozen other families from the community who, like us, were celebrating the wonderful holiday musical event. It was my...

Parents Addicted to Technology: Guilty as charged

The other night after dinner when all the kids scattered in their various directions, I grabbed my cell phone to do a quick check of email. One email sends me to a website and that website sends me to twitter which sends me to another website and then of course, I...

Sports Spotlight on West Linn basketball stand out Ashley Johnson, whose mission trip to Nicaragua changed her life – Oregonian story

(Originally written for The Oregonian SW Weekly section and published online Dec. 18, 2013 at: ASHLEY JOHNSON SPORTS SPOTLIGHT- Oregonian -Oregonlive.com)   “My coaches have always told me to never stop shooting the ball even when I’m not hitting my shots,”...

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