The cooling of global warming

On my desk is a recent issue of TIME magazine devoted to the dangers of global warming.

Helping kids come to grip with image and identity

From steroid-using athletes to celebrities who bounce between clubs and rehab, today’s role models can leave a lot to be desired.

  • May 30, 2008

Humor under pressure

His race for Dufur public office was not going well.

  • May 30, 2008

New program is out of this world

Gone are the days of setting up the tiny tripod telescope on the back porch in hopes of spotting that elusive shooting star.

A suburban catastrophe

Suburbanites rarely suffer like those who live in other parts of the world.

  • May 30, 2008

Get ready for change in cell-phone usage

The countdown has started for hands-free calling here in our state. It can’t come soon enough.

  • May 30, 2008

Lifelong learning is key to bridging new generation gap

The high-altitude thinkers we invited to project technology trends earlier this year concurred on one key insight we all should note: Lifelong learning is growing ever more critical for our community’s prosperity and for each of us, individually, to remain relevant in the workplace.

  • May 30, 2008

Obama, Bush, appeasement

OK, you decide.

Troubleshooting Windows Vista

Microsoft will continue to support Windows XP Professional until the year 2014, which means we’ll continue to support your desire to use it.

  • May 30, 2008

An amateur’s guide to manipulating the media

News media mimic domestic beasts of burden: Sometimes lazy, often trainable, but always hungry.

  • May 28, 2008

The perfect Mother’s Day gift — or so I thought

After three decades of being married to the same woman, you would think a guy would have a pretty solid knowledge of that woman’s likes and dislikes. But on Mothers Day, five years ago, I had an apparent brain cramp.

  • May 10, 2008

Late April means it’s time for garden additions

The last week of April is a the time to start feeding your vegetables, roses and flower beds because plants that you want to produce need energy now. Liquid plant foods work the fastest, but don’t last as long in the soil.

  • Apr 30, 2008

Here’s a hot dish: Baked chile rellenos

Love chile rellenos but don’t want all the fat and calories?

  • Apr 24, 2008

What’s important to you: Local news OPINION

The Seattle Times announced this week that it is cutting its staff and also is closing its Eastside bureau in Bellevue.

  • Apr 12, 2008

What it means to be “green”

I keep hearing the catchphrase “green,” and it seems to mean many different things.

  • Apr 9, 2008