Elan Gale’s On-Flight Fake Fight

bE kIND

Be sweet, Lewis, be sweet. Those were the words Mama Grizzard spoke to Lewis each morning as she sent him out the door into the big wide world of elementary school. That’s southern-speak for be kind, be patient, be forgiving, be compassionate, be slow to anger, be gracious. Sometimes I wonder if today’s parents aren’t [Read More...]

Building a Domestic Military?

riot gear

Our local county Sheriff Department is seeking funding from civic organizations to buy Kevlar vests for its staff. I like our Sheriff and I have a great deal of respect for local law enforcement. But here’s the thing — we live in rural Oregon. During all my years of reporting, I can only think of [Read More...]

You can’t change anything

on fire

He sat silent throughout the presentation and the dozens of hard questions that followed. Then leaning over his knees and rubbing his hands together, he said, All you people listen up. You can’t change anything. This book it don’t matter. People have been this way thousands of years and will be this way thousands of [Read More...]


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