J.P. Patches, Requiescat in Pace

For Western Washingtonians of a certain age, this is like an ax blow to the roots, like waking up and finding the Space Needle not there any more. J.P. has been a fixture of Seattle culture since time and forever (for us Boomers). He brought joy to the world, the only clown who did not [Read More...]

Well done

One of the tasks of the Presidency is to act as National Pastor/Grief Therapist/Voice of Reassurance to the nation when it faces a trauma of national proportions. It’s been that way since forever (see, for instance, speeches ranging from the Gettysburg Address to Reagan’s beautiful tribute to the crew of the Challenger). I think Obama [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: I am hoping you can post a prayer request for my wife. She is taking her Nurse Practitioner certification test today (and has been studying for a very long time). Prayers that she does well so that we are able to move on to the next stage of our lives together would [Read More...]

Ray Bradbury, RIP

Eternal light grant him, Father, through Christ our Lord. He gave a lot of people a lot of joy and I mourn his passing. [Read more...]

Chuck Colson, RIP

He was a good man and a lovely representative of the power of Christ to change hearts, working in the Evangelical milieu. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. [Read more...]


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