A Prayer for the Fallen

Pastel by Ron Weil

  Merton’s Prayer MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am [Read More...]

Dancing your way to happiness

There’s a new video going viral about a traffic cop who dances to Michael Jackson tunes while conducting very heavy traffic. Perhaps you’ve seen it?   The Filipino cop says he dances because “I want to show somebody to be happy.” But here in Oregon we have our own happy people. For years now, I’ve [Read More...]

Trash-talking teachers

(Tim encouraging a player who missed a shot that would have given the Dawgs an important win. You did your best, buddy.) I’m married to a teacher. He’s that old-fashioned kind of teacher that some students groan about– a teacher who lectures. Oh. I don’t mean lectures as in do this or do that. I [Read More...]


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