As Healthy As Our Stories (by Mark)

These long days of self-confinement have provided us opportunities to find new ways to bolster our spirits. One way I found has been in reaching out to old friends. One old friend of mine who’s brought a little light into my darkness has been Mark Pearson, a fraternity brother from my time at the University of Washington. Mark was a man who kept his own … Continue reading As Healthy As Our Stories (by Mark) »

An Inaugural Address for the Ages

I’m stunned at the storming of the U.S. Capitol. it was an event so outrageous, so evil, so destructive, that it defies description. What has made it even more maddening for me is trying to say what it was really about, I mean really about. To answer that question I’ve had to explore my own history. I was 12 years old when John Kennedy was … Continue reading An Inaugural Address for the Ages »

When Make Believe Is Dangerous

Last summer while on our evening walk Marsha and I were confronted by a frightened middle-aged man who warned us of a roving band of homeless people headed toward the park near our home, and aiming to set up camp there. The man was insistent and seemed to need for us to acknowledge the impending danger. In the mode of Paul Revere, it’s as though he … Continue reading When Make Believe Is Dangerous »