Category: Features

Holiday season pep talk

Susan Dawson-Cook Family is coming into town, parties are scheduled every night of the week and shopping and package mailing need to get done. The excitement and chaos of the holiday season has arrived. Soon that sabotaging voice in your head says, “I don’t have time to exercise and I need to splurge to deal…

Awake! Awake it’s not too late

Nita Anders If I had only known the present, Acknowledged just some of my many Blessings, been aware of sights and Sounds and light and color, attuned To music, to silence, to my own Inner harmony— But I was numb and partly blinded, My senses caught in human play, My dreams a million miles away.…

In Passing – December 2014

Carol O’Neill

In Passing Submission Information We accept obituaries and photos for publication in the “In Passing” column. Please limit the obituary to 300 words or less and submit it and a photo (if you have one) by email to: editorial@robson.com or by mail to: Robson Publishing, attention Editorial 9532 E Riggs Rd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.…

How Does Your Garden Grow? – December 2014

Cyclamen with variegated leaves

Louise Grabell Christmas is coming and we are surrounded by the brilliant colors of Christmas plants. Interestingly, about the only true Christmas plant is the poinsettia as its colorful brachts really do appear around the holidays. Amaryllis normally blooms in early spring and grows quite nicely here in the high desert. If you grow one…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network – December 2014

Pets: Lost and Found Karyle Steele While working with the SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network’s Stuff The Truck last March, I had people ask me “What should I do if I find a lost pet?” or “What to do if I lose my pet?” Following is an excerpt from the SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network’s website (www.sbpetrescue.com)…

It’s a holiday feeling at the Golden Goose

Cheerful holiday friends at the Goose wait patiently for someone to take them home.

Ron Andrea If ever an organization epitomized the holiday spirit of giving, that organization is the Golden Goose. No one sparkles like the Goose at the holidays! Even the volunteers, busily working in their red aprons, are reminiscent of Santa’s elves. From fine china, crystal and silver serving trays to Christmas trees, decorations and candles,…