A Mountain Too High

As many of you know, Sharon and I are very involved in 'Age-Friendly Living" and the concept of 'aging-in-place" in your own home.  This is a personal journey (our own new accessible home) and a public pursuit (our non-profit corporation Age-Friendly Innovators).  Over the past year we have been working »»Read Full Post

These Are a Few of...

...OUR FAVORITE THINGS            When the dog bites, or the bee stings, it’s important to remember your favorite things. We want you to take it one step further. Instead of just remembering, Limelight Deals wants you to go out and do your favorite things and visit »»Read Full Post

Poor Excuses

Craigslist is a great resource - I use it to find items and, to be honest, to make sure someone isn't trying to sell animals (not allowed by Craigslist) or sell an animal they have adopted from us. I also use Facebook, especially SoHumane's great FB page which features news »»Read Full Post

Is Peace Possible in the Middle East (1)

Is Peace Possible in the Middle East, (Part One of Four) Yes. It’s become abundantly clear, especially with the current horrendous conflict in this area, that peace is inevitable in the Middle East. It will come, either because every single human being dies, which removes the warring consciousness that has »»Read Full Post

Pathways To Health Beyond Allopathic Medicine

One might say Dr. Andrew Elliott is not your run of the mill MD. Before he sees any patient, Dr. Elliott says a prayer. He then begins each patient visit thinking about the importance of his own intentions in relationship to working with that individual. These steps alone push the »»Read Full Post

Strawberries, apples make jams just right

Peaches, blackberries and even local apples are starting to dictate food preservers’ plans. The biannual peach-canning spree with my mother-in-law is slated for Friday. But that hasn’t kept her from filling the freezer with other local fruits, including blackberries I picked, to put up at her leisure. Indeed, strawberries, given »»Read Full Post

Who says nobody does anything about the weather?

Yep, we made changes to our in-paper weather page and, yep, we've been getting the complaints we expected. Namely, "Where did the national weather map go?" and "Why did you drop Yuma from your listings?" Simple answer: We tightened up the weather page to create a more specific space for »»Read Full Post

Women and Conflict: How the Female Brain is Wired to Respond

There was a time when the struggle for equality between the sexes meant minimizing or even denying differences between men and women. We gave our boys baby dolls and our girls fire trucks, and believed that male and female traits were primarily learned, and we could change behavior and thought »»Read Full Post

I may own the Batcave, but that doesn't mean I built it

Here's a basic story premise for you, one I'm sure you could tie to a number of books or movies: "A family moves into a new house and begins to discover things about it." You've already thought of one or two I'm sure. "Poltergeist" is probably in there. "The Lion, »»Read Full Post

The Applegate is rich with poetry this summer

Not that anyone needs an excuse to travel to the gorgeous Applegate Valley, but poetry is an excellent reason for a road trip. The Applegate Poets will present a reading on Sunday, July 27 from 3pm to 4 pm, in the community meeting room of the Applegate Branch Library. The »»Read Full Post