Losing Faith – memories of a childhood friend

In the early seventies my family moved into our first house, a comfortable three bedroom ranch-style house on a quiet street where I would live for the rest of my childhood with my parents and my younger sister Julia.  Living next door was a girl named Faith, who was at least a year older than me, but exponentially wiser.  We […]

Ann Ellinwood: a young girl taken, but not forgotten.

In 1978 when I was twelve, my classmate and friend Ann Ellinwood was abducted in broad daylight as she took part in the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon in Corvallis, Oregon, and was never seen again.  The details of this horrific crime were never revealed, though enough evidence was found to name a suspect.  The alleged murderer committed suicide the day he was to appear […]