Reading and Driving Don’t Mix

I know it might seem I pick on TriMet, but I assure you that I do not go looking for reasons to criticize or ridicule our local transit agency. The sad truth is I don’t have to look for reasons because the reasons are in our faces every day. The latest snafu concerns a TriMet… read more

Adult family homes – a solution or a problem?

We’ve written before about negligence in nursing homes, but compared to adult family homes, private homes set up as residences for up to six people needing care, nursing homes come off as deluxe accommodations. Adult family homes cost less than nursing homes, which is part of their appeal. Unfortunately, an investigation by the Seattle Times… read more

Boats and Alcohol Don’t Mix

It’s funny, but people seem to think that it’s mandatory to drink alcohol if you’re on a boat. The truth is, it’s not a good idea, and it’s definitely not a good idea if you are at the helm. Arthur King Hall discovered this the hard way when a boat he was operating crashed into… read more

Check Your Tubes

My husband had surgery recently, and we were really impressed with the entire hospital staff. Everyone was really helpful, friendly, and efficient. Each person who saw my husband checked his identification wrist band, and everything seemed well organized. Though we had a good experience, I couldn’t help but think about how many individual people were… read more