Radio Interview: Mother of Rain. Appearance The Dalles. Friday 5 p.m.

Gorge News Center Audio Interview with Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Mother of Rain, at Klindt’s tonight on November 15, 2013 ·  Mother of Rain is one of the best books that I have read in the last five years. Karen Spears Zacharias has a wonderful sense of place, a terrific way with dialogue, and firm grip on the emotional [Read More...]

We’d All Be Lunatics

Love & Salt

Writing, for me, is a form of praying.  I often think of John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In my office drawer is a folder filled with cards from people who have walked alongside me for a season. I can open any of [Read More...]

I wish the Mayans were right

Newtown funeral

For the past four months it has felt like somebody pushed my head underwater into the pool of grief and is holding it there, attempting to drown me. I can’t come up from air until the one thing I don’t want to happen —  my mother’s death — happens. Then came the massacre at Newtown.  I [Read More...]


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