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Crime in Beaverton, Oregon, Part III…Justice Unserved

A long, long time ago, in a land not so far away, a baby was born. Not just any baby, but one whose life purpose was already indelibly stamped on his heart. He was to become the Guardian of Beaverton, Oregon, USA. He would to go on protect the sanctity of the city, defend its […]

Crime in Beaverton, Oregon…Part Duex

Let’s get to it, shall we? Warning: May I suggest at this juncture that you prevent anyone under 23 years of age from viewing the description that follows  lest they be corrupted or horribly maimed in emotion and/or spirit as a result of such viewing? YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Once upon a time (February, 2010) […]

Crime in Beaverton, Oregon

I used to have a friend, I won’t tell you that his name is Larry Reynolds because if you were to meet him at some time in the future and you connected his name with the crime he committed there would be no hope of future relationship and if his crime is forgivable by God […]

Joe

He picked me up Friday night about 6:45 at the Enterprise car rental place on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma’s seedy South End. Yellow Cab guy. So what was I doing on the Enterprise car rental place on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma’s seedy South End? And why did I need a cab if I was in […]

Quack

It’s 5AM on my day off when I’m awakened from a dead sleep that was planned to extend till eight. “Caw! Caw! Caw!” The same monotonous revelry that I hear so many summer mornings. “Those damn ducks,” I think bitterly, shutting my ears against the onslaught with a pillow. Those raucous hellraisers with their little […]

Jeff and Some Others

Jeff Shaffer is the pastor of an amazing church in Pershing Park on the west (?) side of Santa Barbara. The other day he took me to meet some of his folks. The three guys were working their way through a bottle of cheap vodka, laughing and telling stories. Beautiful men clearly bearing the scars […]

Three Guys and Jesus

Almost nobody in Portland has gear for seventeen degrees because it never gets that cold here…except yesterday…and this week…maybe next. So I was out with a couple of huge, IKEA bags jammed full of stuff. Socks, tarps, two sleeping bags, hoodies, hats, gloves and, best of all, hand warmers. At one point I ran across […]

Apple Pie

“To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe” Carl Sagan Carl is, I think, telling me that we at HOME didn’t invent loving those who have less of what we have more of. Sad. Others came before; others will follow. Apparently we’re not the center of the love universe. That’s […]

Which one?

I’ve noticed over the years that some churches take in (money, talent, goods, etc.), consolidate, and protect. Others take in, consolidate, and give away. Which one do you attend? I’ve noticed over the years that some people take in (money, talent, goods, etc.), consolidate, and protect. Others take in, consolidate, and give away. Which one […]

The Awful Thing

[WARNING! Some content is not suitable for all people. Explicit description follows.] It was last spring, I think, a cold, damp and windy day in Portland. Ah, spring in P-Town. I pulled my 1990 Chevy blazer into the parking lot under the bridge. My truck is what is known as “a beater”, dying by pieces. […]

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