The Trial

The judge motioned her to take her seat in the witness stand. She was only thirteen and did not wish to remember what she saw, but if her father were to be a free man, it was up to her. Her mother made sure she knew this. It wasn’t very far to reach the wooden…

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The Oregon Outback

There is a reason that the southeast area of Oregon, home to the high desert basin, is called the Oregon Outback. Once on highway 31 heading east out of La Pine, the landscape becomes more brown than green and towns become sparse. La Pine is not a large town, with a population hovering just over…

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New Year in the River of Life

I read something recently about new years resolutions, or, specifically, about not having them. Instead, the idea was to look at the commitments in your life and make conscious decisions about which commitments were still relevant and which would be part of your life moving forward. I really like the idea of this approach. It…

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