Whiskered Wisdom

by Andy Dappen Big ears, big nose, big hair, big brain... listen to your four-legged Yoda. Few creatures live as fully or as transparently as a dog. That’s why friends I recently visited in British Colum... Read More...

First-Aid Lite

First-Aid Lite by Andy Dappen (fact checked by Dr. Mark Shipman) When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it’s act... Read More...

Save the Planet-By Playing

Photo taken by John Plotz, edited by Sarah Shaffer. There's evidence from all quarters that Americans work too much. Contrary to what our bosses say, this isn't necessarily a good thing. In fact, it's can b... Read More...

Slithering Fauna

Written by Timothy Hohn, pictures provided by Ian Garrison “Snake!” someone suddenly cries. There’s a momentary paralysis among all who are nearby, now alert to a perceived danger. In the next few seconds, an ... Read More...

Sagebrush of the Foothills

Photo: Big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata) on left and right intermixed with shrub-steppe flowers. Story by Grace Peven I used to believe only the brave and foolish ventured into the Foothills after a th... Read More...