Christmas Fairy Seeking Donations for Gift Packets to 40 Homeless

Each Holiday Season my Christmas Fairy wings beg to fly. Two years ago I put packets together for 25 homeless who frequent the Pioneer Shelter in Ashland. Last year the number grew to 35. This 2016 season the shelter is maxed out at 40 - there are 30 men, 10 »»Read Full Post

Stock pantry, refrigerator, freezer for fast pastas

As carbohydrate-heavy as the Thanksgiving meal tends to be, I come off that eating marathon hungry for pasta. Omitted from the main spread, pasta typically doesn’t show up until the week’s last hurrah with turkey-noodle soup. But we returned home from almost a week away with frozen turkey carcasses and »»Read Full Post

What Does It Mean to Take Care of Myself?

As you know, we have a lot invested in you taking good care of yourself because we know that you are your instrument. If you’re not taking good care of yourself, you’ll be more tired, less creative, more reactive, and less resilient in the face of all that’s coming at »»Read Full Post

Creating a Peaceful World by Charles "Al" Huth

Creating a Peaceful World By Charles “Al” Huth Creating a peaceful world begins with each of us. To enhance this idea requires knowledge of one’s True Self and one’s natural contribution towards world peace. Socrates express the idea that an unexamined life is not worth living. Each of us view »»Read Full Post

Who wrote that @$%&! editorial??

The Mail Tribune Editorial Board has been accused of many things. Leaning too far left. Leaning too far right. Being in the pockets of _____________ (fill in the blank. Choices range from the Chamber of Commerce to Satan himself). Kowtowing to the paper’s various owners over the years. Being just »»Read Full Post

Caring for winter-worthy plants

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show." ~Andrew Wyeth, American artist, 1917-2009  Winter doesn't have to look and feel lonely and dead, though. In »»Read Full Post