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Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Christmas holidays impose on my consciousness when I begin receiving gift catalogues in our mailbox. But their spirit enters me when I chance to hear strains of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.If your child took ballet lessons, as my daughter did, you can share my experience. No matter how small the dance school, it staged The Nutcracker before Christmas. And chances are that the first time your child performed publicly was as a mouse or a snowflake or a page to the...

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Every beekeeper will tell you that a successful hive is much greater than the sum of its parts. The same can also be said of every successful city.And Ashland is about to become even greater, because it is recognizing, acknowledging, and...

Posted Dec 12, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Last week I shared Peace House’s commitment to work for a just peace in Israel/Palestine by promoting open discussion of the realities of the conflict there. I concluded by saying that our first challenge is to overcome pro-Zionist...

Posted Dec 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

There is a nationally growing movement called the Death Cafe. The grim title belies its subject: choice in death. Mostly seniors gather to discuss how they want to die. The belief is that open discussions of possibilities and choice increase the...

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM

 Part twoThis moment in our history is unlike anything mankind has ever confronted. It is not a crossroads or a place where two roads diverge and we have the choice of taking one or the other. That option was once...

Posted Dec 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

An Ashland resident recently argued that in order to fix the homeless “problem” we need to stop feeding them because this keeps them around.This Ashland resident is upset because the homeless population is prohibited from...

Posted Dec 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM

“Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States.”The poet, Porfirio Diaz, many years ago, so well expressed the situation below our southern border. Following him, in 1981, novelist Robert Stone in his novel,...

Updated Dec 5, 2014 at 11:43 AM

When Ashland voters approved the Food and Beverage Tax in 1993 and again in 2009, they mandated the definitions, rules and regulations of tax collection as well as the procedures and penalties to contend with those who run afoul of...

Posted Dec 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Please listen up, Ashland! I live in the county part of Ashland just outside of the Ashland city limits. I would like to ask for your help in solving a problem.The problem is that the homeless population is growing (“… and...

Posted Dec 3, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Climate change hurts Southern Oregon. It hurts local businesses that rely on skiers and snowboarders when Mount Ashland fails to open. It hurts ranchers and farmers with drought and unseasonable heat. It hurts our forests when the fire season...

Posted Dec 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Part 1Objecting not only to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but to the extraction of oil from the Canadian tar sands in Alberta, is a quixotic charge at a windmill, futile and profoundly wrenching.Why...

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