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Then and now

By on May 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Then and now

By Jim Brigleb I get a kick out of Dan McConnell’s cartoon “Then and Now.”  Like other readers, I’m led to reflect on how times have changed. And boy have they. Take television for example. Are you old enough to … Continue reading

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Wenatchee painting continues to fill with life

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Wenatchee painting continues to fill with life

By Jan Theriault Terry Johnson has a painting that is always in progress.  He first painted the 11th Anniversary as he sat near the Apple Capital Loop Trail walking bridge at First and Columbia. It was painted during the annual … Continue reading

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The Silly Dragon

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The Silly Dragon

Grandmother and granddaughter connect by writing a virtual book By Judy Weaver These last few months have been difficult and challenging for all of us — no matter our age, our gender or status. We have all been affected by … Continue reading

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Me, Maverick & a camera: So much to see

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Me, Maverick & a camera: So much to see

 By Guy Miner Well, our governor said it was okay to take a walk, or go for a bike ride… So, I threw caution to the wind and decided that a kayak paddle would substitute for riding a bike, though … Continue reading

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Meditation: Antidote in a pandemic

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Meditation: Antidote in a pandemic

By Linda Kelly I write this in the peak of the pandemic and as the world looks for a cure — miracle or scientific — for the physical ravages of COVID-19.  But what about a cure, or at least a … Continue reading

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Dealing with pandemic No. 2 — 100 years apart

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Dealing with pandemic No. 2 — 100 years apart

by ’Tricia Devereaux   My dear 106-year-old (she will be 107 on June 9) Great-Great Aunt Dorothy lived through the flu epidemic of 1918, and now she is living through the COVID-19 crisis of 2020.  To stay safe from this … Continue reading

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A mother’s tale during Covid-19

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A mother’s tale during Covid-19

by Sarah Shaffer How do we keep our heads balanced, keep optimism and strength, when nothing seems balanced anymore?  This is my tale as a mother, as a lover of the wild and free outdoors, as a wife, as a … Continue reading

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One father, one dad, different men

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
One father, one dad, different men

The questions raised by a DNA test still linger on this Father’s Day By Alex Saliby My dad was Alexander Saliby, Jr. His name is on my birth certificate. I was his son.  At his funeral, the honor guard gave … Continue reading

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Goathead Warrior

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Goathead Warrior

Ridding the Valley of those thorns that puncture bike tires and wound dog paws By Doug Pauly A tall, white-haired guy in a camo hat walking down the street with a shovel, leather gloves and a black garbage bag makes … Continue reading

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Breakdown in the Palisades

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Breakdown in the Palisades

Where to turn when a fun adventure gets stalled in a cell phone dead zone By Annamarie Harden In mid-April, my sister and I decided to go for a drive out to the Palisades up to Douglas Creek.  We loaded … Continue reading

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Flipping over Zambia

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Flipping over Zambia

Kayaking in a boiling river, just downstream from one of the 7 wonders of the world by Tom Potter Zambia is home to an experience on every whitewater kayaker’s dream list: the Zambezi River.  As a natural border between Zambia … Continue reading

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Yoga in the Yukon

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Yoga in the Yukon

By Jan Albin-Bullock The sun is well above the horizon and because it is July in the north, I know that it will light the sky until midnight.  I find a flat place on the pebble beach, careful to avoid … Continue reading

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South Korea? Let’s do it

By on May 25, 2020 in Travel with 0 Comments
South Korea? Let’s do it

Great timing for an island wedding,     Korean mermaids and a taste of the sea By Mari Foreman Groff Last September, my husband Alan and I traveled to our Best Man’s wedding in South Korea. It was a big … Continue reading

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Industrial chic

By on May 25, 2020 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Industrial chic

Photos by Travis Knoop John Sirmon had been building custom and spec homes for better than 15 years when he got his chance to go all in on his own home in Sunnyslope. A friend later defined it as “industrial … Continue reading

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Mask cartoon

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Mask cartoon

Leyton’s Crazy World

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Leyton’s Crazy World

12-year-old has YouTube channel: ‘Making people laugh and smile is my favorite thing’ By Leyton Pinto Twelve-year-old boys throw baseballs. They hit home runs and celebrate their touchdowns.  I can’t throw a baseball and I definitely can’t leap high into … Continue reading

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Steam boat captains – rock stars of the upper Columbia

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Steam boat captains – rock stars of the upper Columbia

By Rod Molzahn They were a brotherhood of fearless, skilled and well-paid men who knew the river — all its rocks, snags, rapids, whirlpools and channels.  They knew how to maneuver a 300 ton, 130-foot long, four-deck, steam powered rear … Continue reading

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Walking for the health of it

By on May 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Walking for the health of it

By Jim Brown, M.D. For a decade of my writing articles in The Good Life, I have been extolling the virtues of regular exercise and walking, especially as we age.  This is not just my personal opinion, but it is … Continue reading

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Misusing our strengths can lead to problems and lack of success

By on May 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Misusing our strengths can lead to problems and lack of success

By June Darling What’s the root cause of people’s problems, lack of success and distress?  Usually, we point to a weakness, a deficiency in some area. What if we have it all wrong? What if it’s not so much about … Continue reading

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Listen carefully to soft song of Say’s Phoebe

By on May 25, 2020 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Listen carefully to soft song of Say’s Phoebe

By Bruce McCammon Of the birds that visit north central Washington during the spring nesting season and early summer, the Say’s Phoebe is one of my favorites.  This long-tailed flycatcher prefers dry, open areas and is found in prairies and … Continue reading

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From young to old, we cover them all

By on May 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
From young to old, we cover them all

By Mike Cassidy Editor This is a most unusual issue of The Good Life. We have a story about the youngest person we’ve ever featured — Leyton Pinto, who has created a YouTube site to showcase his artistic talents — … Continue reading

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May 2020

By on May 21, 2020 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
May 2020

Social isolation in the days of Lone Ranger • The take of two recoveries from drug addition • The joys of walking in Wenatchee • Where’s just the right place to retire? • Tired trailer had great bones, perfect for … Continue reading

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How are you mentally surviving the pandemic?

By on April 29, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

What are you doing during the COVID-19 pandemic and lock down to stay sane, keep busy and keep your spirits up? Did take up a new hobby, help your neighbors, build a boat in your workshop… or put together jigsaw … Continue reading

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