Monthly Archives: August 2015


Last weekend, while I visited my friend Nita up in Washington, Mauri was visited by Scott, our own personal tablemaker. Of course that meant he missed out on my fun and I missed out on his. Isn’t that how it … Continue reading

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Several weeks ago I was surprised to find an envelope in our mail from George Fox University—addressed to me—not Mauri and Sherry Macy, which has been the case for the past 21 years. My only connection to George Fox is … Continue reading

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declan has arrived

On Sunday, they looked like this: Barely a bump, right? But today, Tuesday, they look like this: This was my first look at our new grandson, Declan Montgomery Carlson, born about 5:30 this afternoon weighing 6lb 7oz. Declan is an Irish … Continue reading

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Taylor and I weathered some bumps during his infancy, childhood, adolescence, youth, and young adulthood. We’ve worked through those bumps, and I’ve stopped rubbing in the extent of the emotional investment it took to be his mother. I’ve forgiven him … Continue reading

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rachel’s memorial celebration

Sadly, through no one’s fault in particular, we don’t have the actual audio of Rachel’s memorial celebration to share with you. So Mauri took the pieces of what we do have — Debbie’s script, JohnW’s playlist, some of the personal … Continue reading

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You’d think by the time a person reaches the age of 70 she wouldn’t have very many new experiences. Turns out that on Sunday morning, both Mauri and I had the exact same life “first.” A sense a hush settling … Continue reading

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