May 2, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Free-range CHILDREN. FREE Range-children. Free RANGE children. No matter how you say it, it sounds ridiculous. Continue Reading
February 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
February was our month, I recall thinking when I was a little girl. My dad and I were both born in February. Winter always reminds me of him. Cork-studded boots, flannel shirts, wool pants, the smell of pine needles and sawdust, that’s my dad a logger. Continue Reading
November 1, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
Who will you vote for when the music stops?
I just wrapped up coverage of the League of Women Voters Douglas County commissioner candidate forum. It took forever.
Ten candidates vying for five seats, sharing their views on queries from the public. That’s a lot of information to process, which makes me wonder:
How much information do we retain, how many voters are really informed? Continue Reading
March 10, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press
Work is currently under way on the Echo Press’ fifth edition of The Churches of Douglas County. We typically come out with an updated version of this publication every three years, and I have been fortunate enough to work on all five of them.
I love working on this piece because churches intrigue me especially historic ones, and Douglas County is blessed with many of these treasures. Continue Reading
January 6, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press
Persimmon. Pomegranate. Tomatillo. Collard greens. Swiss chard. Eggplant. Swai. Yellowfin tuna. Arctic char. Polenta.
So, what do these foods yes, they are foods have in common? Continue Reading
December 23, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press
I’m never quite sure how many of my Christmas memories from childhood are actually true and how many come from my imagination, although, I do have enough brothers and sisters to help keep me from straying off target too far. Continue Reading
December 16, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press
It was the jigsaw puzzle from hell. And it reinforced one of life’s most valuable lessons. Continue Reading