Author Archives: Karen Hopkins

About Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins (1949-) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Martinez, California. At seventeen she moved to Talcahuano, Chile. After completing her university degree she worked in London, England for Pan American Airlines and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. For twenty-six years Karen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in a variety of settings including a private school in Panama, the "most remote school in the United States"--Ticaboo, Utah, the Navajo Reservation, a teacher exchange in Hermosillo, Mexico, Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and Cochise College in Nogales, Arizona. She and her husband travel extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, and have spent many summers in the remote highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala with their family. Karen currently lives in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border.

A Mother’s Tale

A Mother’s Tale Copyright Karen Hopkins I had a visitor last night. An angel named Gavriel, (Gabriel). I’ve always trusted in G-d’s mercies. I ‘ve always believed G-d hears and answers my prayers. I believed He has a purpose for … Continue reading

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short story contest

Challenge 1, Group 1:  science fiction; include an animal quarantine facility and a scone. Partners Hancock’s eyes crinkled in delight at the sight of the Intergalactic Travel Services Way Station slowly rotating below his window. The way station was anchored in place, … Continue reading

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learning the lesson

My first car was a little MG. My parents bought it the year I started at the Junior College and it became my commuting car.  I drove it to work and I drove it up and down the open roads … Continue reading

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Chocolate

I like chocolate and I thought I knew a lot about chocolate.  It’s not just because I eat chocolate and get up in the middle of night and fix cocoa. No, it’s more basic than that.  I’ve bought cocoa beans … Continue reading

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Criminal Justice Reform

Here is another article I really liked.  Daniel O leaves some unfinished sentences and thoughts, but overall his blog is interesting and informative. The Mormon Case for Criminal Justice Reform Posted on November 27, 2015 by Daniel O In October … Continue reading

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Down the Colorado

I came across the following this morning in the Wall Street Journal: Iran’s Long Tentacles  Iranian cyberspies infiltrated the control system of a small dam less than 20 miles from New York City two years ago, sparking concerns that reached to the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Miracle

A long, very long time ago this land where we live was very different than it is today. There were no cities with tall buildings and roads and cars and busses. There were no airplanes or telephones or computers. No … Continue reading

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An Unsent Letter to my Kids

Written in the 3rd week of August 2014: I woke up too early this morning. I was outside in time to put the trash to the street at 6:30. I walked down the hill with Michael to cut mesquite. Michael … Continue reading

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The Theology of Relation

Excerpts from an interview with Samuel Brown by Shaun Maher  I really liked this and even bought the book: (Samuel Brown, an Intensive Care Physician and an Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Ethics and Humanities … Continue reading

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A Weed in the Garden of Life

With my thoughts turned to gardening I came across an article the other day and after reading partway through it I went back and read it out loud to my daughter and two of my sons.  In the article a … Continue reading

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