Memorial Day & the Mattress Man

Dad

I’m in Portland for a book event tonight (Thursday) at Powell’s bookstore (7 p.m. Cedar Hills). So this morning I did a round of media in advance of the event. The first stop included an interview with KATU’s AMNorthwest. My time slot was the last segment, which meant that I had to wait in the [Read More...]

The prayers of children: Who will answer?

Stuart Roberts

Chief of Police Stuart Roberts and I at last night’s presentation on child abuse in Pendleton, which included Bryan Clark of Guardian Center (affiliate of the National Children’s Alliance) and Linda Olsen and Joyce Turner from Children’s Protective Services. Olsen, district supervisor for the region noted that one-hundred and eighty-nine children were confirmed for abuse [Read More...]

As Afghans lay sleeping

It’s not quite My Lai but it is a nightmare nonetheless. An American soldier, reportedly suffering  a mental breakdown, has killed Afghan civilians as they lay sleeping. When Lt. Calley and his men lined up a village of women and children and executed them at point-blank range, nobody claimed the Great Satan was involved. The [Read More...]


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