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She’s got chutzpah

“Life can be a joyous encounter with the possible.” — Ruth Wire “Writing is not a lonely profession,” says Ruth Wire. “My characters keep me company.”...

Healthy Aging: Thank outside the box

I am sure you give thanks. Especially during a week dedicated to doing exactly that. It may be simple acknowledgments present in a Thanksgiving table prayer or ...

Why is the Grim Reaper so grim?

I work with death on a daily basis and over the years have come to know him quite well. In an average week, I visit about 12 dying folks, more than 300 termin...

Incredible journey of Swainson’s hawks

Scattered palms and cecropia trees surrounded the pastures of the small farms on the coastal plain of western Panama. In places, traces of rainforest remained. ...

Tackling Denali

A local one-legged skier and another from Montana became the first adaptive athletes to both summit and ski down Alaska’s 20,310-foot Mount Denali June 20. Thei...

Cave Crawling at Lava Beds

LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT — It sounded like a good idea. While checking in at the Lava Beds National Monument visitor center to get a caving permit and a loan...

Oregon commercial crab fishery opens Dec. 1

For the first time since the 2014-15 season, the ocean commercial Dungeness crab fishery will open as scheduled Dec. 1 along the Oregon Coast, according to the ...

100th Birthday: Evelin Winningham Smith

Evelin Winningham Smith will celebrate her 100th birthday Nov. 30, 2021. Born in Klamath Falls, Evelin graduated high school there participating in drama and ar...

Carménère has its day

A while back I spent a memorable evening in a wine garden with a friend. We started early and lingered late, enjoying the darkness and quiet of a closed winery ...

Add easy roast squash rings to fall feast

It’s the first year that I’m solely responsible — without assistance from Mom or Grandma — for the Thanksgiving feast. But it’s the umpteenth year we’ll have th...

The calm before ‘The Great Disaster’

Our recent summer of so many 100-plus days, along with the unusual amount of rain that suddenly began appearing in October, had this history snooper thinking ba...

A ‘purpose’ comes with paws

Sometimes it seems like it was only yesterday that Medford resident Melody Spiegel first signed up to walk dogs and socialize kittens for the Southern Oregon Hu...

‘Giving is living’

Editor's note: Community Builder is a periodic Q&A series providing perspectives from local people who have been involved in significant change in Southe...

Sidesgiving makes turkey optional

The term is “sidesgiving.” Until this week I’d never encountered it, and now I seem to be thinking about it all the time — in part because this year our Thanksg...