Magazine
Gadgets Galore April 8th, 2019 by Chelsea Glanz

Smart and Secure Is Just the Start Watch packages get delivered from work, monitor your pets, keep an eye on the baby crib at night and play back time-lapse videos in crystal-clear resolution from your smartphone with the rechargeable, wireless...


Little Free Libraries March 25th, 2019 by

Sprinkled around the world are little houses of joy for book lovers, hiding treasures waiting to be discovered—and the treasures are free. Just open the door and select a book. The houses—known as Little Free Libraries—are the initiative of a...


The Shape of Things March 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Ever travel to a zoo with an architect? While you are busy looking at the living creatures—birds, animals, fish and reptiles—they are admiring the design of the enclosure. I remember a visit to an aquarium at the Oregon coast. The...


A Love of Rocks March 25th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

There is at least a pebble of rockhound in all of us. Who hasn’t picked up an agate, a piece of quartz, or some other colorful or oddly shaped rock as a keepsake? Most of us are happenstance rockhounds. We...


All Aboard the Tooth Taxi March 25th, 2019 by Drew Myron

Mobile clinic provides free dental care to uninsured children Amber Fowler remembers the teenage girl who wouldn’t smile and would hide her mouth behind her hands when she spoke. “Being a teen is hard, and if you’re not confident it’s...


Dresses for African Girls February 25th, 2019 by Juan D. Alfonso

Readers help turn retirement into a charitable cause After more than 40 years of working in the food and pharmacy industries, Ron and Bobbi Thomson retired in 2013. Eager to find something they could pour their time and energy into,...


No Doctor in the House February 25th, 2019 by Drew Myron

Rural communities struggle with shortage of medical providers As the head of the only medical clinic for 50 miles, Physician Assistant Sharon DeHart tends to the needs of more than 250 patients who live across a wide landscape of farms,...


Photographing Friends February 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

The last time I saw Rick, he was in his chilled, dark bedroom. He couldn’t take heat or light after his second brain tumor operation, when his thyroid gland was removed. I crawled in his king-sized bed fully clothed and...


Growing Good Health January 25th, 2019 by Drew Myron

Colin Corbett didn’t want to garden. Chronic illness wracked his body and wrecked his mood. A severe flare of arthritis combined with Crohn’s disease left him bedridden for nearly a year, forcing him to quit work and school, where he...


Brushes With Fame January 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Have you ever found yourself face to face with a famous person? Maybe at an airport, a shopping mall, a sporting event, a fishing spot or in an elevator? You may have felt a little star struck and unsure how...