Like a compass needle, her magnetism pointed me exactly in the direction I needed to go, whether we ever really knew it or not. Just as the invisible moon pulls at the ocean, even through a sky of clouds, my mother continues to move me. READ MORE
“But I also believe the way people treat animals is a reflection on how they treat human beings. It makes it hard to be compassionate for one another if we can’t feel compassion for animals that are helpless.” READ MORE
Imagine if students from all four of our high schools could come together for a district-wide theater arts collaborative, making McAllaster home base, and staging one major production each school year pooling talent from all four schools, including technical support from MST students? READ MORE
When Safe Station started, it was an experimental idea. EMS Officer Chris Hickey offered it up as a way to reduce the number of overdose deaths and AMR calls; invite people ready for change to walk in a door, hopefully, in a moment of clarity, instead of the city responding to a drug overdose, too often, too late to save a life. READ MORE
But phubbing – that is phone snubbing, or the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention – has become so commonplace, I have a hard time taking seriously a recent study that suggests it is a practice that is ruining relationships and leading to widespread depression.
Today, I am choosing to dwell on the forces of good, not evil, in this world. From a grateful mother to the Umpqua Community College student and Army veteran who took five bullets as he tackled the shooter and is a real life super hero: Thank you. READ MORE