Seattle Times Columns

Little things mean a lot. Often, it’s the omission of those little things which can create the biggest pain and havoc in life. On January 31, 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashed into the Pacific Ocean near California. 88 people

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The word gracious is not one you hear tossed around a lot in casual conversation these days. People used to say, “Goodness gracious!” when they were shocked at something. That sounds rather quaint to our ears since we now frequently

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While reading a chapter in the Bible recently, I came across a notation I’d previously made in the margin beside a particular verse. (Yes, I write in my Bible—the words of scripture are sacred to me, not the ink and

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As I write this, the rains pour relentlessly outside my office window—again. Having lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life, however, I am not so easily fooled. While it may look like winter, and still feel like winter,

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Does this ever happen to anyone else? I’m blowing my hair dry, trying to get my damp locks under key for the day…and then, wouldn’t you know it! There goes my cell phone with its unmistakable ringtone. But when I

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