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The Amish and the Military | Sneak Peak at ‘Amish Promises’

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The Amish believe in non-resistance—not only do they believe in not participating in wars, but they also believe in turning the other cheek in day-to-day conflicts. Several years ago I came up with the idea of placing a modern American military family next door to an Amish family in Lancaster County. What would happen when […]

The Budget and Community

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I grew up in Pomeroy, a small farming town in the far southeastern corner of Washington State. Back then the local newspaper, The East Washingtonian, featured a column titled “Along the Party Line.” It was all about births, trips, church events, crops, weddings, and reunions. All the good gossip from a small town. Reading it gave […]

The Taming of Me

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I’ve never been a girlie girl. And I never intended to write romance. In fact, back when I was in my early 20s and people would ask what I wanted to do when I grew up I’d answer, “Write novels.” “Romances!?” was the usual snide response. Insulted, I’d explain, “No. Literary fiction.” The people quizzing […]

Community through Print

the budget

I grew up in Pomeroy, a small farming town in the far southeastern corner of Washington State. Back then the local newspaper, The East Washingtonian, featured a column titled “Along the Party Line.” It was all about births, trips, church events, crops, weddings, and reunions. All the good gossip from a small town. Reading it […]

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