Stealing Easter
Faith & Doubt / Family / Montana / Relationships

Stealing Easter

Growing up in Montana, Good Friday was an often snowy, three-hour noontime service, “Seven Last Words From the Cross.”  We got the day off from elementary school for such religious things back then. (Yes, I lived in ancient times.) Impressionable, I’d shed a tear as our Lutheran pastor whispered those first words from the cross: “Father, forgive them…”  … Continue reading

Divas & dads: dying to know…
Aging / Diseases / Family / Health & ...

Divas & dads: dying to know…

My dad died  a month ago today. Exactly one month ago this evening I sat at this computer cobbling together my global health web site, Global Health Lessons,  background TV blaring a weepy funeral service for singer-diva Whitney Houston.  Her death certificate blamed drowning, but the bigger blame was also Whitney’s deadly fondness for cocaine. … Continue reading