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  • For Anderson Woman, Guillain-Barre’ Awareness Month Never Ends

    My life changed on Dec. 5, 2011. It was leading up to Christmas, my favorite time of the year. The house was decorated and the presents were wrapped. At KIXE, where I worked as the special events/volunteer coordinator, I managed more than 1,000 volunteers a year,  arranged for celebrities to make guest appearances and created [...]

    When Bigger Becomes Smaller!

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA-aka Obamacare) is a far reaching piece of legislation that has affected both the health care delivery system and the health care financing system. These are two very distinct partitions in what we call “health care” in this country. In terms of health care financing, insurance reforms are some of the [...]

    Free Memorial Day Admission to State Parks for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Personnel

    California State Parks will honor men and women who served or are serving in the Armed Forces this Memorial Day by offering free admission at participating state parks on Monday, May 24, 2015. “Offering free admission to our beautiful parks is one of the many ways our state honors Veterans and service men and women [...]

    Whiskeytown NRA Ranger Guided Activities Offered On Memorial Day Weekend

    Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will offer a variety of ranger guided activities during the Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. Activities will include the ever-popular kayak tours, Whiskeytown Cemetery tour, and the Walk in Time at the Tower House Historic District with gold panning for the entire family. Kayak tours require a [...]

    Disability: What’s the risk? What do I have?

    Last week I introduced the concept of Disability Insurance and provided a primer on what to look for in basic coverage. The following graphic from the Council of Disabilty Awareness is rather telling about the risk of Disability. Most folks assume it will “happen to someone else”. Most large employers (over 100 employees) provide some [...]

    Shingletown Medical Center Celebrates 22nd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day

    The Shingletown Medical Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 22nd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD). As an official site, Shingletown Medical Center and co-sponsor Shasta Regional Medical Center are hosting the event that will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The event will [...]

    “Lang May Yer Lum Reek”

    When I was about to move to Scotland someone asked innocently, “Are you going to have to learn to speak Scottish?” I blinked a bit at that, and the next question was, “Did I just say something really dumb?” We had a giggle about it but I remember explaining that people do speak English in [...]

    Turtle Bay offers new nature walk: Riparian Forest Adventure

    Turtle Bay Exploration Park will be offering a brand new experience for guests to enjoy: the Riparian Forest Adventure! Beginning May 4th, all Turtle Bay guests will be exploring the forest around Turtle Bay like never before as they travel from the Museum to Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp. Turtle Bay is doing restoration work to [...]

    Olive Oil Stars in Two Delicious Recipes: Marinated Tomato & Cheese; Rustic Flatbread

    Lucky me to receive some free, sample bottles of Lucero olive oil as “research” a few weeks before my cooking demo at Lucero Olive Oil’s 5th Annual Spring Bloom Festival in Corning Saturday. Friend Chris Carter, my favorite catering partner, was my assistant. As promised to those who were in the audience that day, here are the [...]


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