Archive for the 'Washington state' Category

Medical Emergency Gives Special Meaning to Thanksgiving

Mike Padgett -

Nov. 23, 2010 Every day at sunset, a shy bird flies to our patio and rings our bronze bell. And two days ago, a nurse did a happy two-step to help celebrate my medical progress. These are two of life’s little joys that I probably would have overlooked in the past. But a recent medical […]

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Oregon Troubadour Casey Neill’s Creative Odyssey, From Folk to Alt-Rock

Mike Padgett -

Sept. 3, 2010 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It was in late July 2009 when I first heard Casey Neill’s music. My Best Friend and I were staying at a historic hotel in downtown Portland, Ore. She was surfing the TV channels when she stopped on Oregon Public Broadcasting. The program was a new feature about Neill, […]

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Of Robber Barons, Teddy Roosevelt and Firefighters Running into Flames

Mike Padgett -

May 11, 2010 If you’re interested in reading about everyday life in the United States in the early 20th Century, and how its citizens survived the sorry side of government, read Pulitzer Prize-winner Timothy Egan’s “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.” Egan, a Seattle-based journalist who writes a column for The […]

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