Evangeline Lilly says she used to dream of being a wood elf. And now she is one.
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Some people are lucky because they’re able to make a living doing what they love, and those impacted by their work reap the benefits of that enthusiasm.
D ear Abby: As the education director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, I work hard to encourage safe and courteous cycling for everyday transportation in Northern California. There are a number of points I would like to address to “Caring Reader, Sacramento, Calif.” (Sept. 13).
ABERDEEN AMERICAN LEGION, 112 W. 1st St., bingo Sundays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. with free coffee.
Whether you are an opponent or proponent of the Affordable Care Act, it is rolling out; albeit at best, clumsily. For those of you starting to explore this new health insurance landscape, Northwest Justice Project and its legal services partners have a statewide taskforce of advocates looking at many aspects of the new law, including the programs it is supposed to provide, the benefits and burdens it is creating and what rights citizens may have vis-à-vis these new programs. One thing is clear, we are all on (and likely will remain for some time) a steep learning curve.
Arvind Khetia, engineer: In Hinduism, God is not seen as the one handing out reward or punishment. However, there is a recognition of the universal law of karma, also known as the doctrine of justice.
Dear Abby: I’m considering marrying a man who is divorced. We get along great, and I love and trust him.
Paul Salopek is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and National Geographic fellow who is one year into an epic seven-year project to walk around the world, retracing the ancient footsteps of modern mankind. The first of his magazine stories about the project runs in this month’s issue of National Geographic.
He’s 19. A college guy. He is always on the cutting edge of the music emerging from his generation. I hardly ever talk to him but he’ll say, “Listen to this.” And I like that. He’s one of the few people I trust to keep me appraised of emerging musical trends, given that I no longer trust commercial radio to keep me appraised.
We’re not weathermen, so we certainly don’t know just when this cold snap will be over or when the next one will come. However, we can see by the calendar that we have plenty of winter ahead of us AND we do know what to do with a house in the cold.
Sandra Greene is the executive director of Beyond Survival, Grays Harbor’s sexual assault resource center. She has been with the organization for almost a decade. Beyond Survival, a non-profit, strives to support, educate and empower all people affected by sexual abuse on Grays Harbor. The organization strives for greater education about the prevention of sexual and domestic abuse, and staff members spend much of their time in schools, community centers and with families, raising the level of awareness around sexual assault prevention.
ATLANTA — Harry Baron had already lived through a tough week this summer, facing the reality that his wife of 67 years could no longer live at home. Her memory issues were serious, Baron learned, and she needed more care than he could provide.
Dear Abby: I am a single 25-year-old man with a 15-month-old son. I didn’t plan on having any children, but my son is everything to me. His mother and I did not work out well living together. We had different priorities and personalities and could not comfortably coexist.
What’s in a name? A whole lot, according to high profile members of the U.S. sugar industry. They’re embroiled in a lawsuit against leading corn processors about whether or not the ubiquitous sweetener high-fructose corn syrup can be called “corn sugar.”