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

Russia’s Soup Kitchens
Aging / Because They Care / Beyond Seattle / Places of My Heart / Russia & Beyond

Russia’s Soup Kitchens

“SOCIAL UPHEAVAL MEANS SOUP KITCHENS, STRUGGLES FOR SOME RUSSIANS”(First published in The Seattle Times, 05/08/1994) [My note, years later: I like this story as a reflection of the times, showing the resilience of Russia’s elderly struggling to adapt to changes, even as they wondered where their next meal would come from.  I later volunteered at … Continue reading