Resolving not to be perfect | Living with Gleigh

I have decided my New Year’s resolution this year will be focused on my daughters. For their benefit I am resolving NOT to be the perfect wife and mother.

January is cervical health awareness month

Nearly 13,000 American women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2011, and more than 4,000 died from an advanced form of the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, works with hundreds of cancer patients each year, and is raising awareness of the need for screening and preventive care during Cervical Health Awareness Month in January.

  • Dec 31, 2011

Simple Wine Resolutions for 2012

Early January is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for the new one. For those of us who take wine seriously -- or at least want to -- it's smart to include wine in our New Year's resolutions. So here are three simple resolutions that'll heighten your wine appreciation in 2012.

The Art of Being | Poem by Anne Coray

Anne Coray is an Alaskan, and in this beautiful meditation on the stillness of nature she shows us how closely she’s studied something that others might simply step over.

The Museum of Flight event for January and February

Once a month, the Museum stays open late - and admission is free. Enjoy the Museum's Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Red Barn and more from 5 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.

  • Dec 25, 2011

Christmas surprises get easier when the kids get older | Living with Gleigh

My teen daughters got cell phones for Christmas this year. I know that’s not a big deal to a lot of parents, but I’m not a big believer of cell phones for teens. My younger daughter got a cell phone last year because her school bus dropped her off in the middle of nowhere and I wanted her to be able to call someone if for some reason we weren’t there to pick her up. But it was Dad’s old, leftover cell phone.

Diabetes questions answered | Healthy Living

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes continues to increase. In the United States, the disease has become an epidemic with nearly 26 million afflicted. And recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050.

  • Dec 22, 2011

Auditions for Heavier Than Air Family Theater production of ‘The Sound of Music”

Heavier Than Air Family Theater, Green River Community College’s resident community theater, will hold open auditions for an upcoming production of “The Sound of Music.”

  • Dec 22, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows | Movie Review

An enjoyable, but nevertheless typical sequel - all the elements from the first film are doubled or tripled, but nothing new is introduced or explored about the character. It is certainly well-worth seeing, but what hurts it is not so much the film itself but the fact that - as the first film demonstrated - it had the potential to be so much more.

A merry look at happiness and life over time | Timi Gustafson

We all know that our outlook on life changes over time. Scientific studies, however, show that many people grow happier or at least more content as they mature.

After Disappointment | Poem by Mark Jarman

Here’s a moving poem about parenthood, about finding one’s self to be an adult but still trying to care for the child within. Mark Jarman teaches at Vanderbilt University.

Tukwila late night teen program

The Tukwila Late Night Program for teens provides a safe environment with activities and games for teens who want to have a fun experience and hang out with their friends.

  • Dec 18, 2011

Stay healthy during holiday travel

Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu.

  • Dec 18, 2011

Rainier Youth Choirs presents Warmth in Winter

Rainier Youth Choirs presents Warmth in Winter at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 SE 248th St. Concert day tickets are $15 and $12 and available at the door at 1:15 p.m.

  • Dec 16, 2011

Off A Side Road Near Staunton | Poem by Stanley Plumly

In many of those Japanese paintings with Mt. Fuji in the background, we find tiny figures moving along under the immensity of the landscape. Here’s an American version of a scene like that, by Stanley Plumly of Maryland, one of our country’s most accomplished poets.

Give the gift of good health with co-pay assistance programs

This Christmas, those with chronic illness and their families can experience the gift of good health by finding help paying for prescription medicines. Free programs that provide financial relief, even for co-pays, are available to people of many income levels – including those who have health insurance.

  • Dec 13, 2011

Washington State Library ‘2012 Teen Video Challenge’

Are you a teen who aspires to be the next Steven Spielberg or Spike Lee? Do you love to make fun, cool videos? Here is your chance to put that cinematic creativity to good use and help promote reading and libraries at the same time.

  • Dec 11, 2011

Questions and answers about diabetes | Healthy Living

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes continues to increase. In the United States, the disease has become an epidemic with nearly 26 million children and adults afflicted. And recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we can figure out how to slow the growth.

  • Dec 5, 2011

Two Gates | Poem by Denise Low

The persons we are when we are young are probably buried somewhere within us when we’ve grown old. Denise Low, who was the Kansas poet laureate, takes a look at a younger version of herself in this telling poem.

I never claimed to be a good housekeeper | Living with Gleigh

I never claimed to be a good housekeeper. There are just some things in life I really hate to do and housekeeping is one of them. So consequently, I put off many household chores until they are screaming for attention and I can’t ignore them any longer.