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I’m not a big fan of secular made-up holidays, but Mother’s Day is different. I love Mother’s Day and today I will call my mother, Rosalie, in Milwaukee and tell her that I love her. She’ll tell me that she loves me and thank me for the fruit. I know Mom would love me without the fruit, but I also know that she loves me just a little more with the fruit.
Last summer, I was wandering through the hallways of a Midwestern university campus when a tattered TEDx poster caught my eye. “Why aren’t we doing that at Whitman?” I thought.
There you are! I love seeing your face when I wake up. I know I kept you up last night, and I’m sorry. I don’t know if I was cold or scared. I forget. Thank you so much for changing my diaper. It was getting uncomfortable and you know I can’t do much about it. I appreciate your warm touch as I drift back to sleep. I’ll try not to be so messy when I eat today. It’s hard picking up those carrots. I wish I could use the spoon like you, but my hands can’t grip it. Could we go for a walk today? When you push me down the street, the air feels good in my face. I love when we get to go in the car, too. There is so much to see. The view from my room gets kind of boring sometimes.
An election-related bill that rates somewhere between housekeeping and housecleaning has won overwhelming support from both chambers of the Washington Legislature.
When did the story of the Boston Marathon bombing turn a corner and become about immigration?
Why do you do what you do? For the essential public service workers in our society, the answer is more than just a paycheck. Being a part of something important, performing a job well and making a difference are all reasons people answer the call to challenging professions, and thank heaven they do.
One of the Port of Walla Walla’s top priorities has been and continues to be the retention of commercial air service in the Walla Walla Valley.
I don’t think someone just wakes up one morning and says, “I think I will open an antique shop.”
My generation was supposedly about apathy. Disengaged. Slackers. What a crock.
Much of the discourse about higher education in recent years has been negative, but as I sit in my office writing this column on a beautiful spring afternoon in College Place I am optimistic. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and our campus is teeming with enthusiastic young people soaking up new knowledge, learning about themselves and the world and dreaming about a bright future.