EndNotes archive for March 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013


A detail from Pinturicchio's fresco "Resurrection." 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Passion and Grace

Holy Week . . . Passion and Grace We enter Palm Sunday with triumph and joy, a journey into Jerusalem; our own lives seek the journey to return home, to enjoy friends and wonder about our future. Jesus was deceived by false claims of devotion....

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THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013

Morning Moon taken by Tony Wadden for Becky Nappi blog

A spot of beauty every day

Seeking out a bit of beauty every day is supposed to help a person fight despair and anxiety, and it can counter the effects that ugliness has on our psyche. Or so they say. Anyway, in that spirit, I asked my husband to take this...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Amanda Knox’s upcoming memoir “Waiting to be Heard” will come out April 30, two months later than originally scheduled.

Italy: Basta!  

Enough! of the nonsense of trying to frame Amanda Knox for a murder that someone else is already serving time for, someone else whose presence at the crime scene is supported with evidence. Seems unfathomable that this young woman must endure more publicity, more scrutiny...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Gonzaga's coach Mark Few walks arm-in-arm with players Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk, with Mike Hart trailing, after losing to Wichita State in  their third round NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship game, Thursday, March 23, 2013, at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (Dan Pelle)

Zags and grief 

This most wonderful photo taken by Dan Pelle, just after GU's heartbreaking loss Saturday, reminded me once again how grieving the loss of sports games is a preparation for deeper griefs in life. Especially this reality: When it's over, it's over. In hospitals, after someone...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

Mount Rainier towers over a small sailboat plying the waters of Puget Sound near Port Orchard in this 2006 photo. A team of surveyors will hike to the summit this month to remeasure the Northwest’s tallest mountain.  (Associated Press)

Journeys

So many journeys at this time of year...vacations, visiting friends and journeys to a final home. Poet John O'Donohue - who died suddenly a few years ago - writes beautiful words for the traveler: For the Traveler Every time you leave home, Another road takes...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013

St. Patrick and the St. Charles nuns 

St. Patrick's Day always reminds me of the sisters who taught us at St. Charles nearly 50 years ago. They were really into Irish dancing and nearly every recital or spring event included girls (and the guys?) doing Irish jigs. Our mothers were called upon...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013



Alex Trebek
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

And the question is…

Who will the new Jeopardy host be in 2016? We have watched Alex Trebek for decades, but eventually everyone retires, even game-show hosts. Two candidates’ names are circulating in the media. What do you think the given answer will be? (S-R archives photo: Alex Trebek)

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of  Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press)

Meet the new pope

He appeared humble and gentle as he stood at the balcony, asking the crowd below to bless him and pray with him. The Catholic Church has undergone a purging of evil in the last decade with brave adults telling horror stories of abuse during their...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

U.S. Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley hoists a book of prayers as he celebrates Mass in his titular church of Santa Maria alla Vittoria in Rome, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. In the secretive world of the Vatican, there is no way to know who is in the running, and history has yielded plenty of surprises. Yet several names have come up time repeatedly as strong contenders for the job. O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, is among those considered to have a credible shot at the papacy. (Domenico Stinellis / Associated Press)

Holy smoke...update

Today begins the conclave of Cardinals to elect a new pope. Who do you think will wear the white garment and stand at the window? While the rest of the world tweets, emails, texts and blogs, the men in red sequester themselves without electronics; instead...

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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

Kudos to my colleague John Webster 

One secret to longevity and healthy aging is to continually challenge yourself, despite aches and pains, general fatigue, temporary or permanent disappointment in friends, family and life. And anyone who reaches late 50s, early 60s, has been visited by all of the above. My colleague...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013

Nora Ephron in 2010 (Charles Sykes / Fr170266 Ap)

Nora Ephron's final days 

Writer and moviemaker Nora Ephron kept her illness very secret and so her death last year shocked almost everyone. Today in the New York Times, Ephron's son, Jacob Bernstein (his father is famous Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein) wrote a beautiful piece about his mother's illness...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

Another damn thing to worry about

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report today on another drug-resistent bacteria that is spreading in hospitals and kills half the people who get a bloodstream infection from it. Drug-resistant germs called carbapenem-reistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are on the rise and have...

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MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.





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