Proper foot care

By age 50, the average person will have walked 75,000 miles, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. That’s a lot of steps, even without the Fitbit tracker.

January 15, 2019 10:17 a.m. read more..

Burn art

Blending theology with creativity, Aumsville artist Don White loves to find ways to use his passion for art in his ministry.

January 9, 2019 8:46 p.m. read more..

Diggin' It: New beginnings

I began writing for Northwest50Plus back in 2003 when it was NW Senior News. I remember how unqualified I felt, writing for seniors — people with so much more life experience.

January 9, 2019 8:25 p.m. read more..

The Owyhees

In 1819, Donald McKenzie was exploring the Snake River for the Hudson’s Bay Company when he came to its confluence with another river. Unsure of its origin, he sent three members of his fur trapping expedition to further explore the river. They never returned.

January 9, 2019 8:06 p.m. read more..

Exploring cross-cultural trauma

January launches a new year and a new opportunity to look at old issues. The impact of bias when it comes to both race and religious faith provides fertile ground.

January 2, 2019 10:35 p.m. read more..

Along came a horse

Bo Russel has carried the personal impacts of the Vietnam War for years. His wife Judy says when she first met Bo more than 30 years ago, he was experiencing severe post-traumatic stress disorder which, even today, can keep him awake at night or cause him to be hypervigilant when he’s out and about.

January 2, 2019 4:12 p.m. read more..

Alain Bally: Finding the heart of the city

Portland has a big heart — thanks in part to the efforts of Alain Bally. For the past 10 years, he has devoted thousands of hours as a volunteer, believing it builds “social capital.”

December 31, 2018 12:57 p.m. read more..

Real or fake? What type of Christmas tree do you like?

I’m dreaming of a faux Christmas — at least when it comes to the tree. Many older adults who spent years putting up a real tree now are opting to go with an artificial one. Their reasons vary, but convenience and longevity top the list.

December 20, 2018 8:40 a.m. read more..

A winter vacation in Montana

Every afternoon, Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder pulls out of Portland’s Union Station headed through the Columbia Gorge to Spokane where, in the wee hours of the morning, it hooks up to the train originating in Seattle.

December 13, 2018 2:37 p.m. read more..

Diggin It: When the ‘season’ rolls around

A few months ago, I stopped at a neighborhood garage sale and a decorative sign caught my eye. No doubt this sign was a vintage-themed Christmas decoration given the weathered red-and-green-colored letters that spelled out, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The price was right and the sentiment, well, it was perfect.

December 12, 2018 11:26 a.m. read more..