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Area comes together as one family in painful times

Sometimes, there are no answers. No matter how hard we try to figure things out or to understand, we simply can’t answer the “why” behind things that happen. Because we’re of the human...

 By Patti Dobson    Voices    August 6, 2017

Celebrating a miracle by name of Dad

August is “Celebrate 80 Years of Tom Dobson” month. Well, at least it is in my house. My dad, who is a fighter in every sense of the word, will turn 80 on Aug. 31. In normal circumstances, this...

 By Patti Dobson    Voices    July 2, 2017

Every day is a gift; celebrate it

Grief is a fickle beast. It’s a lot like the ocean creeping back during high tide. There’s an ebb and flow; one minute the sea is calm, and the next you’re engulfed. There isn’t a right or...

 By Patti Dobson    News    May 7, 2017

Keep your near, dear ones close

Sometimes the past sneaks up on you, in all its bittersweet glory. As a fresh-behind-the-ears adult, I lived at Edwards Air Force Base in California. I was incredibly homesick, lonely and missed my...

 By Patti Dobson    Voices    April 2, 2017

Grateful for Dad, and we rise up

My dad has the heart of a warrior. I have been reminded of that throughout my life with him; we’re talking decades. He has had more than one doctor say he’s a medical miracle. When each medical...

 By Patti Dobson    Voices    March 5, 2017

Love shines when you let the past go

It’s an odd time of year, that space between winter and spring. Heavy. Dreary. Sleepy. Cold. My garden, usually the go-to place to dig, to think things through, to “be” in creation, is dark....


Look for good in the world

I believe in the goodness of people. Even now when the world seems flipped on its axis, the goodness of people shines through the darkness. The view from the cheap seats is pretty good. Case in...


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