Feast on this blog's Thanksgiving recipes, tips

In nearly a decade of writing about food, I’ve run across enough holiday tips and tricks to stuff this blog as full as a Thanksgiving turkey. Past years saw some of the best holiday stories rounded up on a single Mail Tribune web page. But the guide known as Holiday »»Read Full Post

A Little Toilet Talk

As you may have figured out from our blogs, Sharon and I are now living in the "Age-Friendly" single story home we had built in the Twin Creeks Development in Central Point.  While neither of us have mobility issues at this time, we did want to plan for the future »»Read Full Post

Wild Times in Southern Oregon

Take a walk on the wild side. This week, Limelight Deals wants you to free your inner wild animal: the tiger, lioness, bear (oh, my!) or whatever else lurks within. The weeks preceding the holidays are stressful. You plan meals, schedule trips, work, and complete your regular chores too. It’s »»Read Full Post

BOOK IT! FRIDAY:Keep the Streak Alive

Fish Hack is starting to come correct more and more, taking a week off after dialing up a sweet three-team parlay win the week before. That's five straight you steelhead bums have hit playing Hack's picks, allowing the micro-brew bottles to stack in the garage for someone else to cash. »»Read Full Post

Peace Here Now

PEACE HERE NOW by Ed Hirsch  Peace is beyond the senses, but sensory experiences can serve to open you to that Presence, as they are always in the present moment and direct. Recognize that in your waking life, body sensations, breathing, hearing, and seeing are always happening. These are all »»Read Full Post

Oregon Poetry Association's fall contest winners

Big kudos to the Oregon Poetry Association's fall contest winners and to the fabulous judges that made it all possible. The OPA contest showcases this states' fabulous poets and gives newbies a chance to strut their stuff. In addition to cash prizes, winners will be published in “Verseweavers,” OPA’s annual »»Read Full Post

Gratitude Expressed Through Giving To Others Aids Health

A dictionary might define thanksgiving, as “an act of giving thanks”, but I think it means more than that. For me, it has to go beyond uttering words of thanks to expressing it in concrete ways. In examining my own motives, I feel moved to do for others because I’m »»Read Full Post

Medford Center no longer a "forgotten child"

The sale of Medford Center, announced Tuesday, received applause from commercial real estate brokers. Tom Fischer of Coldwell Banker Commercial NW in Medford thinks LBG Real Estate Companies princpals Leslie Lundin, Doug Beiswenger and David Goldman are the right people at the right time for Medford Center. "Doug and those »»Read Full Post

Happy Holidays? Surviving and Even Thriving in the Dark Times

The winter holidays come in the midst of ever darkening days when long afternoon shadows and cold winds seem to whip up feelings and memories along with the shaggy leaves. The weather and the short, dark days reflect for many of us a season not of joy and celebration, but »»Read Full Post

Dark house

It's been more than nine years since the dark house in the woods burned down. Still, it haunts me. This is one of those stories where you have to have faith that I'm not messing with you. I can't offer exhibits or evidence beyond the few photos that I took »»Read Full Post