Allemande, Do-Si-Do, Swing

August 25, 2018

Dancing lifts the spirits while twirling to live music With a few gentle strokes of a rosined bow, fiddle strings come to life, and another contra dance begins in Eugene, Oregon. Dancers move under the direction of caller Woody Lane, who guides them through the flowing dance as they travel up and down the dance hall in lines, greeting other dancers with big smiles.

Woody, from Roseburg, Oregon, calls out the next move as the powerful and rhythmic music performed by Chico Schwall and Friends fuels the dancers through the steps. As …

Famous Farmhouse Lost in Flames

August 25, 2018

It’s become a common warm-weather sight in the Northwest: acre upon acre ravaged by fire. The summer of 2018 has been …

A Formula to Grow Your Photo-Storytelling Skills

August 25, 2018

Each year, I give dozens of assignments designed to help students grow their narrative storytelling skills. I have found one …

Venturing Outside the Lines

August 25, 2018

Remember when you learned to color in school? You were taught to stay within the lines. Yet there was always that …

Say Hello to Herbs

Pesto Roasted Chicken 3- to 4-pound whole chicken 2 tablespoons pesto 1 lemon, cut in half 2 sprigs rosemary Salt and pepper, to taste Heat oven to 450 F. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Salt and pepper cavity of …

Fiesta Fusion

Tequila Lime Salmon: Grilled or Ceviche Style 30 ounces wild Alaskan king salmon, rinsed and thawed Approximately 1 shot of tequila Juice from 2 to 3 fresh squeezed limes Dash of salt Pinch of cayenne pepper Dash of …

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