Do You Think Health Is a Human Right?

I've lived in the same house for four decades, and as long as I can recall, there has been a wonderful health resource right here in my neighborhood. For many years my mom worked across the street from this resource, now known as  Providence St. Joseph.  Providence reaches far beyond my neighborhood, which is just east of downtown Seattle. It has grown over the years and is a  guardian angel   watching over seven Western states: Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Providence St. Joseph is the largest provider of health care in Washington State. Its services span from hospitals, clinics and senior centers, to hospice, home health services to communities of all size. The organization provides essential health care programs as well as social services to those who are poor and vulnerable, and they’ve showcased it as part of their “Health is a Human Right” campaign. The Health is a Human Right  campaign has a goal — to raise awarenes

Celebrating Military Moms this Mothers Day

This flag was carried on numerous combat missions across Iraq and Afghanistan Our oldest son has served in the U.S. Army for the past 13 years. He’s a West Point grad and has traveled the world, and has been deployed to some pretty scary places. One of the challenges of being a military mom is when your family is separated. It’s not just the missing of birthdays, holidays, graduations, weddings or funerals.  When conflicts arise, our military is sent to some of the most perilous places in the world. When that happens it can fill you with worries. And then there are MOMS who serve in the military. I can’t imagine how a family feels when their mom is deployed.  Technology has done so much to close the physical distances. Fifteen years ago, there was no FaceTime or WhatsApp, and Skype had just launched. So most families would wait for letters and phone calls. Now, in the blink of an eye, it's possible to see your family’s faces and hear their voices from far away.

Keyboard Shortcutting Your Life

My apologies if this one is a bit obscure. but those of us who use Photoshop and other software applications may be able to relate to “keyboard shortcuts.” One morning I was walking around our house wondering where in the world I could find my battery tender. A battery tender, when hooked up to your car’s battery, provides a trickle charge, to keep cars ready to roll. They’re great for old cars like mine, (1976 BMW 2002) that sometimes goes undriven for a week or more. During cold weather, it isn’t surprising to find the battery is kaput. Where is the battery tender? I wished I could hit Command-f ( ⌘ -f) to  “FIND,” which works pretty well on our computers. (Or “search” on our phones?) I know it’s somewhere around our house. How do I know? One reason — we don’t throw away things that are still working. The battery tender has never been used. Our son and his wife @queenhorsfall came home for the holidays! He has been storing his BMW Z4 here. He is a U.S. Army Major,

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