- 12:23 pm Thursday, August 31st, 2017 by Staff Writer
The tragic storm-drenched areas of Texas have been getting a lot of my attention. That and the fire-ravaged Oregon Coast, my native land.
Nature has been doing it’s thing in big, powerful, life-threatening ways. It’s been heart-wrenching for me to sit idly by as these natural disasters bring damage, discord, and even death.
I’ve been praying fervently and without pause. I even find myself praying in my sleep; “Dear heavenly Father, let the rains cease, let the fire burn itself out. Let lives be spared…”
I’ve also found myself counting my blessings. My current safety, my health, my family, my friends, and I’m [More]
- 12:58 pm Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by Staff Writer
How many of you were in a place to view the eclipse on Monday, either partial or in totality?
I was, with hubby and the kids! We packed our snacks, our viewing glasses, blankets, and drinks and headed to the hills… well, a hill. To avoid the traffic mess we settled for a comfy place about 40 miles from the epi-center (ok, wrong scientific term…) where we could observe it in approximately 99% totality.
Watching the event take place through the special viewing glasses was amazing. Chunk by chunk, this big ball of fire was eaten away until it was G.O.N.E. gone! [More]
- 5:39 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Do you get cranky in the heat?
I’m guilty. More than once I’ve “lost it” with my kids this summer. I know most of you hear my radio voice and think, “It’s so soft, so mellow, so nice…” Wellllll, it has been known to raise a few octaves and come out as a screech from time to time.
It takes quite a lot for me to anger, but I acknowledge that I go from zero to 60 pretty fast. I tell myself I’m getting better about this (please don’t interview my children,) and I have learned a trick or two.
For me, counting [More]
- 3:39 pm Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ahhhh the Dog Days of Summer…
Why do we call this indolent time such a thing? I wanted to know too, so I looked it up and found this,
“The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days.” The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Big Dog).”
Yep, makes TOTAL sense to me! Hot, humid, lazy, tongue-wagging, water-lapping, shade-napping, panting days of summer! My poor pooches are worn-out from [More]
- 6:08 pm Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Staff Writer
Here we are in August!
And where I am, it’s HOT, unseasonably HOT! Actually, almost anywhere in the US is hot by August. I would suggest that this is not the month to take on any real ambitious projects.
I’m glad most of my summer travel has been completed, and the two big events at the farm, though such a blessing, are over. My niece’s wedding was spectacular and an annual fund raising event for Point Hope was amazing. We had some incredible talent join us this year, Julia Michaels, who has a chart topping hit, Issues, and my long-time friend, [More]