Warning; Bad news; Kids first
The shelf in the library hall is a little like the manger: what is lain there is something of a cast-off, not allowed in the main inn, but bearing treasures for sure.
The holidays are so hard for those who have lost a loved one. Whether it was one week ago or five decades ago, the brightness of the season, the emphasis on joy and family, can tap the vein of grief that we are feeling, making us teary, sad, low in energy, and finding it hard to get through.
Pull together; Volunteers needed; more
Letters 2015: Will you be on the list?
Here’s a few ways to help find or rejuvenate your sense of joy at this time of year.
‘Brilliant’; ‘Zero loss'; A night at the shelter
Meteorologists have declared the 2015 Oregon drought all or partly relieved, depending on what part of the state you live in.
Letter response; ‘Irony’; No hoax; more
The mayor’s moment at Friday’s holiday tree lighting created some discomfort.
Odds on; Water differences; Discourse needed; ‘Guns for terrorists’
This past week I had the opportunity to attend the National Association of Counties’ Safe and Secure Counties symposium in Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colo. I had the privilege and honor to attend the memorial service for Garrett Swasey, the officer killed in the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting.
‘Just fine’; No doubt; Disagrees; more
On Dec. 3, Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until Monday, Dec. 7 at sunset to honor the victims of the attacks in San Bernardino.
About a year ago, Eric John Kaiser released his album “Idaho,” which is a collection of songs he wrote while staying at a hotel near the Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, and then went back to Portland to record it.
Debatable; No ‘glossy facts’; Limit STRs