Volunteerism=Stuart Skeele

Medford PD has approx. 25 active Volunteers. They work a variety of non-criminal(yet essential)jobs that free up both our sworn and civilian employees for other priority tasks. Most of our Volunteers are seniors, and they are a bunch of quality folks doing the right thing for their community. My problem »»Read Full Post

Who Loves Coffee? We Do!

“Coffee is a hug in a mug.” ­– Author Unknown Coffee keeps us going throughout the day. Brewing coffee is the first thing you do in the morning. While you’re busy getting ready for work, making lunches for the kids, or trying to get everyone out the door on time, »»Read Full Post

Take a Joyful World tour!

 NOW YOU CAN TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD AND NOT LEAVE HOME! “Where the hell is Matt” is a delightful must watch video by Matt Harding and Melissa Nixon now available on you tube:  http://www.wherethehellismatt.com   or google: Where the hell is Matt? if this link does not work. On his »»Read Full Post

It happened again...

For the third time this week I've been approached by someone I hardly know who says: "I really like those newspaper columns you've been writing about downsizing lately (www.mailtribune.com/healthyaging). The fact is I've not written about downsizing or "right-sizing," as I prefer to call it, for months. But obviously-- when »»Read Full Post

What the Brain Isn't - Mind or Love

Neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel is astounded that neither scientists, including psychiatrists, nor philosophers nor academicians have come up with a good working definition of mind; nor, can they describe what thinking is. Mind is clearly not the same as a brain firing electrical impulses through neurons, according to Siegel. No »»Read Full Post

Poet Willa Schneberg at Bloomsbury Books

Oregon Book Award winning poet, Willa Schneberg will read and discuss her work at Bloomsbury Books on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm. Schneberg is the author of five poetry collections, “In the Margins of the World,” “Box Poems,” “Storytelling in Cambodia,” the chapbook “The Books of Esther” and her »»Read Full Post

When it comes to matching national demographics, Medford isn't even close

The folks at WalletHub have taken national data, categorized it into four broad areas: Socio-demographic, housing, economic, and educational rankings. The consumer and business research firm then ranked Metropolitan Statistical Areas according to how close they matched up against the overall national figures. Medford isn't exactly a mirror image of »»Read Full Post

Not So Many (un)Happy Returns!

I like statistics, so I often see how SoHumane does against other similar organizations in our state and in the nation. Overall, we do very good. Our average length of stay (from intake to adoption) is just at 2 weeks for dogs and 45 days for cats. The cat numbers »»Read Full Post

Silky stew or quick saute is summer's symphony

Shares from a traditional community-supported agriculture program can seem a bit like the “mystery boxes” intended to stump chefs in so many cooking competitions. Both entirely unfamiliar produce items and the all-too familiar — filling boxes for weeks on end — offer their own culinary challenges. Even home gardeners who »»Read Full Post

HAIKU MONDAY: On The Big Spill That Is

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is getting the measuring stick out because the upper Rogue River is finally getting a little extra water. The releases from Lost Creek Lake to Hack's home waters of the upper Rogue will inch up day and Tuesday morning, running from 1,500 »»Read Full Post