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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 [...]

Mistress of the Mix: The Scoop on the 2015-16 Cascade Theatre Performance Series

A few days ago, a thick manila envelope landed on my desk, filled with top secret stuff. It’s one of the wonderful privileges of being on the inside track at the Cascade Theatre, getting the scoop on the upcoming season before its released to the public. And one of the wonderful privileges of reading the [...]

Lassen National Park – 100 Years of Changing Landscape

The Cascade Mountains stretch from southern British Columbia, Canada, all the way into northern California. Part of the famed Ring of Fire – a string of volcanoes and mountains running throughout the Pacific Ocean – the southern Cascades contain hundreds of small- to medium-sized volcanoes. This includes more than 30 volcanoes that make up California’s [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: May 20 – May 26

Wednesday, May 20 In Paradise, the “Open Mikefull” group hosts an open mic at the Paradise Grange. Signups at 6:45 p.m. All ages. Admission $2. 5704 Chapel Drive in Paradise. Brother Grand at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449. Mumblefinger at the Post Office Saloon in Redding at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190. In Eureka, Old Town Coffee & Chocolates has an open mike [...]

Redding Council Moves to Bolster Police Records Management, Renew a Hotel ‘Bed’ Tax and Promote Bike & Pedestrian Paths

In a relatively quick and drama-free meeting, the Redding City Council took action Tuesday to streamline police record keeping, reiterate its support of a 2 percent “bed” tax to fund tourism marketing and establish a bicycle and pedestrian corridor between the Sacramento River Trail and downtown. Redding police records The council voted 5-0 to give [...]

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 [...]

Free Therapy # 62: Chasing Happy (3) – The Observing Mind and Thinking Mind are Different

On rare occasions in my life, I’ve suffered momentary break-downs when sudden waves of sorrow would sweep over me in a storm of tears that wrenched up out of me in sobbing pleas and prayers; petitions to some unknown force for answers that never came.

North State Live Music and Open Mics: May 13 – May 19

Wednesday, May 13 Maxwell’s Eatery in Redding has an open mic starting at 7 p.m. Hosted by Mark McAbee. All ages. (530) 247-7200. In Paradise, the “Open Mikefull” group hosts an open mic at the Paradise Grange. Signups at 6:45 p.m. All ages. Admission $2. 5704 Chapel Drive in Paradise. Manzanita at the Post Office Saloon in Redding at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190. In Chico, the [...]

“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 [...]

Insuring the Money Machine!

One of the best things about my work is that I get to meet really interesting people and I occasionally get to have some fun. Early in my career, I was trying all kinds of ways to meet people to talk about insurance. I was 24 years old when I started in this business. My [...]

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