Not Every Problem Has a Villain

Businesses close for reasons usually related to profitability. While tempting to assign blame or to suggest mismanagement, cost structure is often the “villain.”

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Protection Requires Preparation

Three good friends ended up in the hospital this weekend.  All unrelated, all unexpected. All crazy scary. All keen reminders that life can go awry at any moment. Are you prepared?  Can you put your finger on critical information, when needed?  Do you have the right contact numbers stored in your phone? Do you have…

Valkyries Come For Our Fallen Hero

Val Camilletti deserves all the good said about her in the wake of her passing last week.  She was a tremendous person for her kindness as much as her influence and knowledge. I can only add my own admiration to what already has been said. So let’s talk about Val’s Halla instead. This “little” record…

Local Economies Should Make the Short List

A consultant listed four of the most pressing issues in our community:  education, housing, food security and transportation. Because people do not have equitable access to these four intrinsic needs, he said, people’s access to livelihood, opportunity and quality of life are threatened. Yet missing from this list of top things we were to care…