The Right Way to Visit Someone

The Right Way to Visit Someone

Bring a pie to share for a special treat. When Katherine Autin’s husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004, she didn’t know much about the disease except for what she had heard from stars like Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. Faced with this mysterious and...
Head West! One Family’s RV Trip

Head West! One Family’s RV Trip

Folklore tells us stories of how the geologic wonders of the western United States came to be, from Paul Bunyan forming the Grand Canyon to the trickster coyote turning the Legend People into stone to form the Bryce Canyon hoodoos. These stories lend a mythic allure...
How Meditation is Replacing my Medication

How Meditation is Replacing my Medication

Frustrated by the auto-refill robot at my pharmacy, I started to look at ways to improve my health that might help get me off prescription medications. For years I’ve taken medicine for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and a host of special vitamins to enhance my...
Are A.P. Classes Worth The Work?

Are A.P. Classes Worth The Work?

Back in the proverbial “good ole days,” teenagers went to high school, took classes, and graduated. These days, making a high school class schedule has become complicated. Students can take regular, honors, or advanced classes, or they may select more rigorous courses...
Celebrate Back to School

Celebrate Back to School

Back to School time is a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand, I dread the rigid schedule that comes along with the start of school. I have three children who think midnight is a perfectly acceptable bedtime, and while this works fine during the summer months, it...