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Bulbs – an exercise in delayed gratification from the Whistling Gardener

We want our computers to process stuff faster and faster and we want our food delivered sooner and generally we are all running out of patience when it comes to waiting for things to happen. I hate to say it but it is no different in the gardening world, especially when it comes to bulbs.

What a busy time we live in. Everyone wants things done instantly. We want our computers to process stuff faster and faster and we want our food delivered sooner and generally we are all running out of patience when it comes to waiting for things to happen. I hate to say it but it is no different in the gardening world, especially when it comes to bulbs.

Ayurveda Tips to Boost Your Immune System by Kate Towell

According to Ayurveda, what we need to thrive this time of year is warmth, nourishment, plenty of rest and regular routine. Ayurveda is big on self-care remedies that are in accordance with nature’s rhythms.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the cold, damp weather of fall has arrived. Is it affecting you? I know I am feeling the shift. Kids are back to school and cold and flu season is here.

According to Ayurveda, what we need to thrive this time of year is warmth, nourishment, plenty of rest and regular routine. Ayurveda is big on self-care remedies that are in accordance with nature’s rhythms. How tuned into the season are you?

Clark Gesner's musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown to be performed by Henry M. Jackson High School Theatre Society

Fans of the Peanuts comic strips by Charles Schultz will feel right at home watching Henry M. Jackson High School’s production of Clark Gesner's two act musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Thursday, October 31 through Saturday, November 2, and Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9 at 7 pm.

Fans of the Peanuts comic strips by Charles Schultz will feel right at home watching Henry M. Jackson High School’s 2013 production of Clark Gesner's two act musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Thursday, October 31 through Saturday, November 2, and Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9 at 7 pm.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Persistence. Or a frantic salesman is a dead salesman.

If not for Thomas Edison's persistence while inventing the light bulb, you would be reading this newspaper by an oil lamp – and a whole lot more sperm whales would have died for their “reading oil.”

There is something to be said for persistence. Thomas Edison tried thousands of combinations of material for the filament in the light bulb before he found one that worked.

If not for his persistence, you would be reading this newspaper by an oil lamp – and a whole lot more sperm whales would have died for their “reading oil.”

Kitchari – Ayurveda Super food, by Kate Towell

In India, kitchari is a hearty porridge made from rice and mung beans that is loaded with yummy Indian spices. It is considered a cleansing food and is used to purify digestion and nourish and heal the body.

In India, kitchari is a hearty porridge made from rice and mung beans that is loaded with yummy Indian spices. It is considered a cleansing food and is used to purify digestion and nourish and heal the body.

Ayurveda believes all disease (and therefore all healing) begins in the gut. The concept is simple. When you give your body a single, completely nourishing food that is easy to digest your body has energy to eliminate toxins and heal.

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