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This week marks the 90th anniversary of an event that put my hometown on the map (literally). On Oct. 3, 1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh… Continue reading
Recently, I was reflecting on where I was and what I was doing when I learned of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in… Continue reading
Seventy-five years ago this month, Hollywood director Frank Capra was filming “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Bedford Falls. Did you know an increasing number of… Continue reading
Congratulations on surviving the coronavirus pandemic. In many ways you are like a graduating class in high school. You’ve proved yourselves. You’ve passed the test.… Continue reading
A milestone worthy of celebrating recently came and went and hardly anyone noticed. Because of our preoccupation with finding vaccination sites and monitoring the gradual… Continue reading
April is National Poetry Month. It was established 25 years ago this month by the Academy of American Poets. Having observed the success of Black… Continue reading
This is the weekend that Christians around the globe celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It recalls a weekend two millennia ago when the followers of… Continue reading
The Chinese character for the word “crisis” is actually the linkage of two Chinese characters. One character signifies “danger” and the other that indicates “opportunity.”… Continue reading
It’s true! Valentine’s Day is not for lovers alone. Long ago, greeting card companies created printed expressions for family members and friends to share with… Continue reading
Once a year, for the past decade, I have given the invocation in our State Senate or House of Representatives in Olympia. The closest I’ve… Continue reading
For Christians around the world, Jan. 6 is Epiphany. Sometimes called the “Day of the Kings,” Epiphany recalls the visit of the magi to the… Continue reading
While clearing out and boxing up my parents’ home recently, I discovered a few items I didn’t know existed. In the bottom of a cedar… Continue reading
“Pass the yams! And pass the turkey! Pass the iPad, too! I want to Facetime with my family. Though quarantined from loved ones, I am… Continue reading
Election Day has come and gone. And while some outcomes are yet to be determined, one thing is certain. No matter the winner, the “stuff”… Continue reading
I wanted her to live. I wanted a future with her.
A 19-year-old Marine corporal stood 20 feet behind General MacArthur on Sept. 2, 1945.
I like the name Augustus. It has a regal sound to it.
This week marks the 80th anniversary of the bridge that connects Mercer Island to downtown Seattle.
The inhabitants of the White House aren’t the only ones on God’s radar.