Sunday, February 25, 2024
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Hobbling off into the sunset

All good things must come to an end, to include this weekly column.  I’ll admit the last few days have been rough.  I was exhibiting at the very well-attended Washington …

Revitalizing our digital presence at the Quad City Herald

As the CEO & Publisher of Ward Media, the responsibility to nurture and advance the legacy of the Quad City Herald is one I hold dear. Six months ago, our journey took an exciting turn with the …

Looking Ahead To March Fishing

It’s hard to think of fishing for most of looking at iced-in boat ramps and/or iced-over lakes, but the ice will likely thaw by the beginning of March, and you’ll have some great …

What's the difference between prebiotics and probiotics

Last month, Maria was diagnosed with a bladder infection, and the urgent care physician prescribed an antibiotic. Unfortunately, that didn't fix her burning and urgency, so a second, more powerful …

Have you tried mini scones?

My Favorite Scone Recipe I love to bake, and really like scones. However, I find that not everyone will eat an entire scone at one time. I had a favorite scone recipe that contained rolled oats, …

Snow Plow Hot Chocolate

We got our first major sticking snow of the year and I was stressing. Grandpa was under the weather (not feeling well); I still don’t know how to drive Johnny, his green tractor and the …

What to rub on sore muscles

My 64-year-old friend Mark loves riding his mountain bike every weekend. In the winter he heads to our local ski area, White Pass, where he “shreds” with his son, Chris. Last week, he …

Outdoors Roundup

BOB BUGERT APPOINTED TO THE WASHINGTON RECREATION AND CONSERVATION FUNDING BOARD   Leavenworth resident Bob Bugert has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington …

Embracing unity in 2024

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, it's evident that our societal landscape continues to be deeply entrenched in political polarization. The chasm between conservatives and liberals seems wider …

Salmon Loaf

I went to see the salmon run with Kat, our oldest. It’s late in the season; snow has come to the mountain tops; the silver-sided fish traveling from the salty Pacific Sea have turned dark in …

Q: I have been having one bladder infection after another. Within a few weeks of finishing an antibiotic, I'm back in the doctor's office with another one. Are there any alternatives to …

Strawberries and Cream

At the dinner table the other night we got to talking about tractors. Grandma says to us, “Did you know your Grandma B used to plow our farm with a team of horses.” I nodded waiting for …

How to relieve vaginal dryness

Q: Since menopause, I've noticed dryness and itching “down there.” Is there anything besides hormone pills that can help? Vaginal dryness and discomfort affect over 75% of …

Rory’s Stroganoff

A few weekends back, I went to visit Caren and Jake. I found myself at one of the many second-hand stores on their side of the mountains with Caren and her roommate Rory as we rummaged through the …

Q: I’m starting radiation treatments soon. Is there a way to keep my skin from peeling? During radiation treatments for cancer, nearly eight out of 10 people will develop some form of skin …

Q:           How should I get rid of my old and expired medicines? I don’t want to just flush them down the toilet into the water supply. There …

Picking Apples

Today, we picked most of the apples off the one remaining apple tree in the little orchard Grandma and Grandpa planted back when I was in high school.  The yield was good this year, even with …

Moon Cereal

Not long ago, it was the full Fall Moon. I didn’t know that, but Grandpa did. When I went upstairs to a breakfast of cereal, Grandpa glanced up at me as he pulled his laced leather boots on. …

Years ago, while speaking to 120 pharmacy students in an auditorium in Pullman, Washington, I had my first hot flash. First, my scalp suddenly started feeling hot and prickly. Then, two heartbeats …

Crepe Stack Cake

Grandma Gay sent me home with a whole lot of apples from her back yard trees. It being the season for apples, I was trying to find a good recipe for them when I came across my stack cake recipe. …

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