Author’s note: It’s been nearly 50 years since my last book report, back to the 10th grade, I think. I still remember struggling over writing something halfway intelligent about “Catcher In The Rye” by J.D. Salinger — Holden Caulfield coming of age and dealing with angst and alienation that many 15-year-old high school kids were expected to relate to. I think I remember getting a C on the paper, so use that letter grade as a measuring stick for what you are about to read. Thanks.)
We are Dave and Nancy Bartholomew. For all of our lives we have tried to lead a sustainable lifestyle. This is a journey, not a destination, and as such we know we have plenty of room for improvement. One resource for learning how to lead even more sustainable lives is from others on the same journey.
Every Saturday morning, all summer, I treat myself to a shopping trip to the Pybus Farmers Market. My trip is cheap recreational shopping compared to shopping at the mall, and shopping at the farmers market is practical — usually. Most recently, I’ve loaded up on ripe peaches from East Wenatchee, Kalstrom’s fresh corn picked the night before and this season’s apples. I’ve baked my second pie of the season — the first was that old standby, Gravenstein. Next was Sweet Tango, the supposed competitor to Honeycrisp, but in my opinion, ...
People are always asking me what running a marathon is like. I never know how to respond. It’s usually something like, “Well, you start running, and then 26.2 miles later you stop.” It’s pretty cut and dry.
For Native Americans the Four directions, Four winds, and Medicine Wheel describe what life is all about. The number Four has fascinated the world since the beginning. The Greeks with the Four basic elements, Earth, Air , Water and Fire which match the North, West, South, and East counterclockwise directions. The Bible with the Four winds to one spirit and the Four Horsemen. The first Four numbers are the scientific basis of the whole physical universe. They point to the unity of our psyche and matter.
The Wenatchee School District enlivened downtown Wenatchee last Thursday with a loud and exuberant celebration for the opening of its new community outreach center — Wenatchee Learns Connect.
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Representative Reichert gives the appearance of being a very likeable person. However, Reichert has demonstrated that he would rather serve the Republican Party than represent all people in the 8th District. Party loyalty rather than voting with integrity creates a political system that is killing this nation.
For the past six months, John Brett has been walking in the dark underbelly of San Francisco at night providing crisis assistance and the gift of listening to drug addicts, sex workers, those with mental illness and people down on their luck.
Fall brings our students and staff back into their classrooms and this year also brings exciting news regarding partnerships between Wenatchee schools, parents, community members and business partners.
Dear boys, girls, men and women of the world, life is too darn brief to not commit to the simple joys present everyday. We are frequently surrounded by all categories of people, emotions, situations, and positions, yet we so tend to focus on the negative ones. Why is that?