Native Plants, the Designer Way

Native Plants, the Designer Way

(February 4, 2016) Our regional plants offer so many ways to deepen our relationship with the environment around us. Not only do they attract birds and native insects (which form the base...

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The Dead and the Glowing

(January 28, 2016) Skeletons in My Closet I collected my first insect when I about 6. It was a honeybee from the iceplant in my front yard. That was followed by a...

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Is the Dodo Effect Dead?

(January 21, 2016) In 1936, American psychologist Saul Rosenzweig published a paper in The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry that made waves still felt 80 years later. Reviewing the various types of talk therapy...

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Medicinal Flowers

(January 21, 2016) I am primarily a food gardener, but there are a handful of flowering medicinal plants that I always include in my garden. Not only useful for home remedies, they provide...

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The Best Medicine

Getting a lift from laughter yoga

(January 21, 2016) I was not in a light mood the damp Monday afternoon when I headed over to the Om Shala Yoga Center in Arcata to attend my first laughter yoga session....

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Laniakea

Our place in space

(January 14, 2016) In my unrepresentative poll, it seems all of us who grew up in the 1950s used to expand our addresses way beyond local streets and towns as children. For instance,...

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KonMari in the Garden

Creating an uncluttered space that sparks joy

(January 14, 2016) For anyone who has read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, the KonMari method will need no introduction. For those who haven't, this soft-spoken Japanese woman and...

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Cray Cray

For crawdad fishing

(January 7, 2016) Crayfish, mud bugs, swamp lobsters or crawdads — call them what you like; these little crustaceans are as delicious as they are abundant in freshwater along the North Coast. I...

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Disruption (Personal Edition)

(December 31, 2015) "Disruption" seems to be the latest business fad; if you're not disrupting — taking risks, causing chaos and regularly failing — you may as well pack up and go home....

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Happy Trails

Organic elimination of slugs and snails

(December 24, 2015) There is nothing more frustrating than bounding out to your garden in the morning to see your baby plants and discovering that they have been devoured by slugs and snails....

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Bugs in Winter

(December 24, 2015) I got down to the river about 2:30 p.m. but my little dragonflies were nowhere to be seen. I saw one fly and a tiny spider and a baby...

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Marijuana gets a Czarina

(February 5, 2016) The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (the BoMM or the BuMMR, depending on who you ask) has a new chief. Lori Ajax, the deputy director of the state department of...

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Huffman Backs Bill to get USPS off our Backs

(February 4, 2016) Last month, the U.S. Postal Service contacted the Journal to tell us we were breaking federal law by including medical marijuana advertisements in our paper, which is mailed to subscribers...

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Feds Announce New Klamath Accord to Remove Dams by 2020

(February 2, 2016) A new deal has been reached to remove the four hydroelectric dams that clog the Klamath River and revive the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, the federal government...

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