Thousand Miles Separated Grandfather and Grandson. This Didn’t Stop The Communication!!

This story, One Monsoon- From a continent away a young Peace Corps worker senses that all is not well back home, appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of Utne Reader.  This story is told by Don Messerschmidt.  It is his story from his 1964 days as a Peace Corp...

Trimet Rider Has Fans- and Plays Along- Great Ambassador!

One is never sure what one will  experience while riding the Portland Trimet train to downtown Portland or to anywhere for that matter.  I have seen people peddling chocolate; bus tickets; asking for money donations; people with bicycles  and packages of all sizes; folks in wheelchairs or on crutches;...

It Is That TIme of Year Again- Keeping You and Your Pets Safe- Smart Decision-Making

The upcoming Christmas season is considered one of the most stressful holidays of the year.   Celebrations, travel, guests, work, neighborhood , friend and family gatherings, shopping, traffic, food concerns, all of which can spell stress. It is considered one of the most stressful holidays of the year. This may...