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SUNDAY, DEC. 14, 2014

A Christian pilgrim touches a column inside the Church of the Nativity, believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the town of Bethlehem on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Oh, that Jesus! 

On the this Sunday of Advent,I give you a poem, written by L. Patrick Carroll of Seattle. He shares his words each year at this time - a holy gift for this season of waiting, for light, for hope, for the kid next door. Since...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

In this photo provided by NASA, Comet ISON shines in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Nov. 8. At the time of this picture, Comet ISON was 97 million miles from Earth, heading toward a close encounter with the sun on Nov. 28. (Associated Press)

Poetry, please

A colleague - L. Patrick Carroll - is home recovering from a hip replacement; he is a wonderful writer and shares the following poem. Enjoy his lovely words. The Christmas Feast I keep getting “fixed”; Stuff wears out or breaks. Hopes, dreams, ideals… Recently a...

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MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013

A rainbow from a morning thunderstorm paints the background for an American flag in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. (Orlin Wagner / Associated Press)

Veterans Day

We buy poppy flowers and wear them on Veterans Day to remember those who died in war. Where did the tradition originate? What is the story behind the poem? On behalf of our community, thank you to all who have served and continue to serve...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Freezing foliage: Ice formed during the morning watering at the U.S. Forest Service Nursery in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday. Winter weather is making an appearance in the Inland Northwest. (Kathy Plonka)

Poetry, please

The news is unusually heavy today with pieces of our government closed, immigrants drowning and politicians on their worst behavior. Sometimes it helps to simply escape for a moment. Poetry, please. Not Here There's courage involved if you want to become truth. There is a...

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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.