Happy Father’s Day

Leonard Peter Olsen was born on July 7, 1939 to Torkel and Ruth Olsen. He and his family lived in Nine Mile, a few miles outside Spokane, Washington. My Dad died of brain cancer in February 2010. He was the youngest of seven kids. After graduating from Mead High School in Spokane, my Dad served... Continue Reading →

Stay Strong

According to NAMI, 60 millions adults (1 in 4) in the US suffer from mental illness, such as depression and panic disorders. Out of these folks, 14 million people (4 in 100) have a serious mental illness, ranging form bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and and severe depression. An estimated 15 million children (1 in 5) suffer from... Continue Reading →

SPU Strong

Author's Note: This was written one day after the shooting on the Seattle Pacific University campus.  Seattle Pacific University is a small Christian university in Seattle. The campus is nestled within a residential district on the north slope of Quenn Anne Hill About 4,000 people are enrolled. If you drove by it, you wouldn’t recognize that... Continue Reading →

A Bit Of Prose…Irony Of Trust

We need something to believe in. Something to follow. Something to feel we are part of something bigger...larger than ourselves. Something or someone to trust. Be it God, a cause, our friends/family, a significant other/partner, sport, or a celebrity. We need to feel as if we're not alone in this great big world. We need... Continue Reading →

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