Amy Morris-Young lives in the San Juan Islands with husband Dan Morris-Young and son Nick. Dan and Amy have a combined family of six kids and eight grandkids, the youngest of whom made her a Nonna. Amy is a product of 16 years of Catholic education, culminating at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is one of those bleeding-heart liberal Catholics. It is in her DNA to bring you lasagna when you are sick.

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What I saw when I died

Sixteen years of Catholic education taught me very specific ideas about who God is and what heaven would be like. But it turned out to be nothing like I expected, and everything I needed.


Women's stories don't just end at 'happily ever after'

Column: The hierarchies of power in our country — in athletics, academics, corporations and politics — are still mainly dominated by men. That can only evolve if our future boys and girls make it so.


I am really, really bad at being patient

Getting new info out of my autistic son is tough. When Nick reveals glimpses of his knowledge, like saying that music from "Jurassic Park" is actually from "Jurassic World," it just makes me feel grumpy.

Book Review

A reluctant mortician's sneak peeks into death

Book Review: Caleb Wilde's first book, based on his popular blog of the same name, is best when it relates details from his professional life as a sixth-generation funeral director.