For once, I have a story about a good-guy bug invasion. There are reports from all over the region of hordes of lady beetles being everywhere. The WSU Master Gardener Plant Clinic has received numerous calls about them. Gardeners are finding them everywhere and they are hanging out with beachgoers around Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Devin Rogers and Joleigh Foster had nowhere to stay in Spokane when doctors said their second child had a congenital heart condition and would require several months in a neonatal intensive care unit after delivery.
As a teenager, Jackie Charlebois dreamed of national shows as a figure skater. That looked promising when a prominent coach asked her to train with him in Florida. A year's work with figure skating choreographer Doug Mattis ended when illness forced her to go home. Charlebois packed her skates away for more than 20 years, but now, at age 43, she's made a comeback – so well that she has landed on ice again in a national spotlight for two years in a row.
It is with some trepidation that I take on the ‘freedom of will” topic. I have little to no understanding of the philosophical ruminations on this old chestnut. I almost flunked my "Intro to Philosophy" course.
WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers on Sunday successfully stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients from the ambitious legislative package Democrats are moving through Congress this weekend, invoking arcane Senate rules to jettison the measure.
When I travel abroad, I think of Mr. Magoo. Like him, I am often at risk of falling. In open water I swim like a kayak that has lost its rudder. Swimming with my wife – stronger in the water than I, a former breaststroke champion – I keep her fins or feet in view. That pattern continues out of the water when we travel in tandem. She sets the fine itineraries and I follow along. The goofy Magoo to her silent guidance, the bumbling blind man to her keener foresight.
How’s your vegetable garden coming along? At this point in the season, we all tend to feel overwhelmed by the frequency of the harvests from the plants we’ve been tending. Fortunately, there are many ways to preserve the harvest so you can enjoy them over a long period of time.
The volume of incoming requests I receive from DIYers at the Ask Tim page of AsktheBuilder.com is rising faster than the Fed can hike interest rates to tame the raging inflation. With the prices of necessities such as fuel and food taking larger bites out of family budgets, there’s often scant money left over to hire contractors to do work.