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A Prayer for Feet

I am not a big church person any more. I was raised in a strict Christian household but I abandoned the church in my 20s. Although I have retained a tight moral code which was founded on my faith, I … Continue reading

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Grief

On Tuesday morning, around 3:30am, I lost my mother. She had been battling a heart condition and its long reaching implications for 8 years. I was with her in her home at the time. She died peacefully in her sleep. … Continue reading

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My Country for a Tooth

Today was a tough day. Today was Dental Clinic day. Occupy Eugene Medical Clinic (OEMC) opened the doors to a free mobile dental clinic for one day in cooperation with Medical Teams International (MTI) and St. Vincent de Paul. The … Continue reading

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Occupy Medical Clinic is Born*

Occupy Medical started as a humble first aid tent at the Occupy Eugene site on October 15, 2011. A handful of medically trained volunteers began to serve the movement with their specialized skills. We had a pop-up canopy, a few … Continue reading

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Spicy Bits

The snow outside inspired me to cook with peppers. I just finished a zesty dinner of huevos rancheros which consisted of 2 tortillas covered with spinach, fried eggs straight from the chicken, garlic stuffed olives and a small mountain of … Continue reading

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Calling All Converts

My husband, Dave, uses herbs the way most people use radiator coolant. Herbs are always around but he only seeks them out when his engine goes dry. Since he lives with an herbalist, he has an admirable knowledge base of … Continue reading

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Letting the Pain Go

Last week, a family friend passed away. It was sudden and unexpected. The shock wave is still rippling through my little community. Each person I connect with that knew our friend seems to be in a different stage of grief. … Continue reading

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Mowing for Back Pain

My back ached. It could have been the 2-5 gallon buckets of soil that I lugged around the parking lot at the plant sale last weekend. It could have been the hole I dug in the front yard to uproot … Continue reading

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