Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers

Not all glasses are created equal when viewing the solar eclipse. Make sure you are buying from a reputable vendor because Eye Safety is extremely important when viewing the Sun. American Astronomical Society has come up with a list of tested and approved vendors for viewing the eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Before using any…

Patients Before Profit

“The United States spends almost 20 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, and if we want to reduce that, Rosenthal argues, we’re all going to have to be more like Jeffrey Kivi.” article by Elisabeth Rosenthal, Insurance policy: How an industry shifted from protecting patients to seeking profit.   Photographs courtesy of Pixabay…

Feeling a Little Stressed?

The climate in the Untied States is a little heated, and I’m not talking about the weather. If you are finding that you and your family are a little stressed out, try doing a few things to redirect your emotions.  1. Hug your pet. Studies have found that interaction with your pet(s) has positive results for…

Today is the day to celebrate Mom, but some may not have a mother and this becomes a painful day. I had a girl friend in college who’s mother passed from MS. I could never understand the depth of her anguish until after my grandmother passed. The dear close feeling of someone warm and kind.…

The Long and Winding Road

It was a typical June day in Seattle Washington, partly cloudy, cool and damp. Those of us who have lived here in the great Northwest, have come to expect this weather most of the year, but it’s beauty is never lost on us.  During the wee hours of the morning, my son and I were hurrying through…