Category: Features

Happy Birthday to You!

Quail Creek Sunshine Food for Thought: “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through it.” Stay well and be happy. Need to contact Quail Creek Sunshine? * Email: [email protected] * Text 520-444-2575 (no voicemail) * Don’t forget: Birthday (month and date…

Navy Veteran Helps Women Warriors

Laura Colbert is surrounded by some of the blankets she made for Women Warriors at Christmas time. (Photo by Jerry Colbert)

Peggy McGee Laura Colbert, a Navy veteran and crafter extraordinaire, opened her heart and shared her talents by making no-sew blankets for homeless veterans and their children, who are part of the Women Warriors program. Women Warriors is a Tucson-based 501(c)(3) charity that provides assistance to either homeless or unemployed female veterans to give them a…

Spring Is Blooming!

Bonnie Nowicki April is a busy planting month. Trees, shrubs, seasonal annuals, perennials, succulents, and veggies fill the local nurseries. Our landscapes are creative works in progress. It’s time to be inspired to plan a special corner of your yard for relaxation or a featured flower bed or raised planter. Renew or reuse items that…

The Old Timers Will Remember, Part Two: Old Stories Create New Stories

Paul Riggins “Landscapes have names, hold stories, house spiritual deities, invoke prayer, provide food and medicine, mark ancestral boundaries, and are venues for the exchange of traditional knowledge,” Nanebah Nez. Federal and state laws protect artifacts of antiquity, many of which have special significance to the modern-day tribes from which they came. Many construction projects…

U.S. Military History: Armed Forces Day

Ross Dunfee Armed Forces Day is celebrated May 15 this year, but with Memorial Day also in May, this Armed Forces Day article is printed in April to avoid printing two articles in May. Clip and save. Each of the branches of Military Service (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) has a day…

Word of the Month: Negentropy

David Zapatka While reading Starseed Transmissions by Ken Carey, I ran across the word negentropy. I’ve always been fascinated by the word entropy and its meaning, so I was immediately intrigued by this related word, driving me to research it for this month’s issue. Entropy: noun /ˈentrəpē/ 1. thermodynamics: a measure of the unavailable energy…