Train Wrecked Lives

The western sun eased into the Pacific Ocean shortly after 4:15 p.m. By the time I walked out of the newsroom at 5 p.m., the winter sky was cave dark. I called the house and told Tim that I wouldn’t be home for dinner. I had an interview with a family in Milton-Freewater. “Remember that [Read More…]

Who’s Sorry Now?

The government of North Korea released video of its people grieving the death of Kim Jong-il. North Korea’s leader passed away on a train trip on Saturday, reportedly from a heart attack. Two full days passed before word of Kim Jong-il’s death reached the rest of the world, underscoring once again how isolated North Koreans [Read More…]

A Word of Danger

THEM is the most dangerous word known to mankind. THEM N-s. THEM Chinese. THEM Homosexuals. THEM Muslims. Over the course of this past week, I’ve heard those terms used in casual conversation. What do you think of THEM homosexuals? All of THEM Muslims are named Patel. They own every gas station and motel along Interstate [Read More…]