Facing the Haint of Death

“This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there’s this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity.”  Ann Voskamp When that soldier came to our little trailer house in 1966 with that Regret-to-Inform telegraph in hand the whole thing tore [Read More…]

Porn: The latest girl fad

When my daughter Ashley married, I asked the bridesmaids to gather in a circle for a moment of prayer. My friend Xuan joined hands with us. A very fine seamstress who has often been referred to as the Vera Wang of the Northwest, Xuan made the beautiful red Aoi Dai that the bridesmaids wore. Xuan had a story she wanted to share with [Read More…]