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Perspectives: Emergency Room Bills

Sarah Kliff's I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned. provides telling insight and shocking, all too real examples, of recent Gallup poll findings that American's borrowed an estimated $88 billion in the past 12 months to pay for health care, -- 45% of U.S. adults are concerned that a major health event could lead to bankruptcy, and -- 65 million adults had a health issue but did not seek treatment due to costs in the past 12 months.

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Are We More Food Naive Than Food Savvy?

A bit of food for an “April Fools” thought… Most of us would consider ourselves to be something of a foodie — we take great pleasure in our food and eating. We know where to get the best buffalo wings,… Continue Reading →

Downed Power Line PSA — This Might Shock You

We never know what situations we are going to encounter in life.  So, just in case you find yourself around downed power lines that are live — this downed power line PSA from Puget Sound Energy shares some key information… Continue Reading →

Tis The Season…

Tis the season — to share love and laughter among friends, family and furcritters…

Book Review: GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton

I loved GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton – which surprised me, since this novel was billed as a post-apocalyptic story. I have read only a handful of such stories and warmed only slightly to them (The Age of Miracles,… Continue Reading →

With Only 8.6 Percent Of The Sun …

A total solar eclipse happens about every 18 months, but rarely in the U.S. And, yet, we didn’t join the masses traveling to the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017.  We stayed home.  A place, according to… Continue Reading →

Movie: HIDDEN FIGURES

As soon as I saw the preview for HIDDEN FIGURES I was hooked.   As a women, as a history lover, as a child of the sixties who grew up watching the race to the moon, the civil rights movement,… Continue Reading →

Primitive Technology — Where Tiny House Meets Survivor Man

As I am neither a millennial nor a survivalist, it might seem kind of strange that I am a fan of both the “tiny house” movement and the survival/wilderness teachings of Les Stroud and Bear Grylls. I could blame it on… Continue Reading →

Movie:  (DIS) HONESTY — The Truth About Lies

We all love a good story about the rise and fall of an unworthy person.  It is the stuff of history, fiction and our daily news.  Of course, the bigger the rise, the better the fall.  Right? But what if the… Continue Reading →

Martin Molin and the Musical Marble Machine

There is something so utterly fascinating about mechanical music machines.  I don’t know what captivates me the most — whether it is the complex timing involved, the thousands of little intricacies and artistries, or the idea that so much thought, imagination… Continue Reading →

President Lincoln, Inventor and Proponent of Wind Power

In 1849, Abraham Lincoln conceived of and successfully patented a system of air chambers and bellows to lift boats over shoals and obstructions in a river.  As a U.S. Congressman (House of Representatives 1847-1849), Lincoln was a frequent boat traveler between Washington D.C. to his… Continue Reading →

The Lure of Comic-Con

Out of my element at Comic-Con 2015, where 250,000 movie fans, comic devotees and techno geeks gather, I had an expectation of being trampled in a sea of humanity.  Instead, I found enthusiastic, welcoming people whose entry badges were like… Continue Reading →

Lost and Found News: Probiotic Beer, Gut Checks, Toxin Heroes, Team Gut

A round-up of recent, ponder worthy gut health (yes, gut as in part of our digestive tract) news you may have missed: Probiotic Beer may become the new yogurt If you have never gotten on the probiotic (healthy bacteria for your… Continue Reading →

The Pain And Glory Of Being A Nature Nerd

Back in October, I experienced a bit of a surprise as I was weeding our rock-wall shelves. Perhaps more surprising to some may be my reaction to what happened – a true indication of just what a nature nerd I am. Bending… Continue Reading →

Even The FDA Doesn’t Know What’s In Our Food

Eating and drinking is about as basic to our survival as it gets. While we might debate whether various manufactured foods are the healthiest choices we can make in a day, we assume the FDA has approved their ingredients before we eat them.  We… Continue Reading →

Beating Back the Drive-By Media In Politics

As nature abhors a vacuum, so the drive-by media is hungry to control and define any public figure whose impact might supersede their own. How do we beat them? Whether we believe that Hillary Clinton’s “email-gate” is empty click-bait or… Continue Reading →

The American Nurse Project — Insight Into A Beloved Profession

THE AMERICAN NURSE PROJECT, which includes a book, documentary film and ongoing blog interviews, tells the story of the life and professional commitment of nurses across the United States. The creator, photographer Carolyn Jones along with her team, wanted to raise awareness of… Continue Reading →

Lost & Found News: Human Migration, Solar Impulse, Discerning Dogs

News to ponder that you may have missed: Lost:  Holiday Vacation Travel to Human Migration Mapping When someone says “holiday vacation travel” what comes to mind? Do you envision new sights and familiar haunts?  Do you remember the hustle bustle,… Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes

At night I’ve been known to stare into the quiet darkness beyond our windows, so different from the fierce sunlight of the day and its illumination. And I wonder: what really happens out there, after the sun slithers behind the… Continue Reading →

Quotable You: “Not All Were Sprinkled With Happiness…”

A dear friend has a favorite saying she shares as needed.  Words of wisdom told to her by a boss early in her work life.  Since she had her 99th birthday a few months back, one can assume she knows what she is talking… Continue Reading →

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