Homelessness can happen to anyone. I know. I’ve lived it.

Originally published as an editorial in the Feb. 8, 2018 Camas-Washougal Post-Record. For more of my editorials, click here.  While no one doubts the good intentions of downtown Camas merchants concerned by a perceived spike in the number of homeless individuals sleeping and living in the city’s business core, we must agree with police and advocacy …

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Remembering For Her

Every summer, it's the same story. I make some comment on Facebook about "heading back East for vacation" and my East Coast relatives post a thousand comments, most of which go something like this: "Don't forget to visit Meemaw!" As if I could forget my grandmother, my "Meemaw." This is, after all, the woman who …

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Play more, stress less, put that cigarette down: 10 tips for my 18-year-old self

My daughter is a teenager, so I've been remembering my own teen self and wishing I could go back in time and deliver some helpful advice (not that I'd probably take it, but maybe a couple things would stick). Here's what I'd tell 18-year-old me:  1. Put that cigarette down. I know you love it. …

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