Terry Miller

Laughter Is the Best Medicine, Or Is It?
Opinion

Laughter Is the Best Medicine, Or Is It?

‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones’ By Terry Miller I was surprised to read recently in the Psychological Bulletin a rather unexpected research result of an overvalued research project on humor and its effects on one’s health. “There is evidence of stress-moderating effects of humor on…

Censorship Leaves Us In the Dark. Keep the Light On – Please
Opinion

Censorship Leaves Us In the Dark. Keep the Light On – Please

Freedom to read celebration Sept. 22-28 By Terry Miller This past week a story caught my attention and therefore spawned this article. A Catholic school in Nashville, Tenn. decided to remove the Harry Potter series of books from the school library’s shelves. “These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true,”…

Global Warning: Greenhouse Reality
News

Global Warning: Greenhouse Reality

Happy cows’ flatulence could be overheating the atmosphere By Terry Miller You may have noticed that each year our planet gets hotter than previous years and while the naysayers say there’s no such thing as global warming, there is obviously a great danger for our Earth. Life on Earth depends on energy coming from the…

Racism in America
Opinion

Racism in America

Can we no longer agree to differ? By Terry Miller The proposition “America, love it or leave it” has been a popular uniting cry of conservatives for well over 50 years in the United States. The expression’s popularity came during the late 1960s and early 1970s when Americans were deeply divided over the Vietnam War. Over…

Summertime:  Shake and Bake
News

Summertime: Shake and Bake

Recent earthquakes shake, rattle and roll residents with talk of ‘The Big One’ By Terry Miller There is little scientific evidence that the summer heat we’re experiencing and earthquakes are somehow related, however the so called Shake-and-Bake theory is very much alive, especially on the internet. There is even an “earthquake cake” resourceful bakers have…

Immigration in America
News

Immigration in America

Give us your tired… By Terry Miller In the over-the-top $1.7m Trump celebration of freedom in Washington last week, the very thing we cherish most is that which citizens of oppressed nations so desperately seek. It wasn’t so long ago when the poem on the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus’s 1883 sonnet “The New Colossus”…

Summertime Living With and Respecting Wildlife
News

Summertime Living With and Respecting Wildlife

By Terry Miller If you’ve noticed, it’s a bit warmer and summer is certainly here. Many of our wildlife friends are seeking water, food and perhaps a cool splash in your pool or pond. For the most part, they are not a threat to humans—unless provoked. Bear sightings near the foothills always increase in summer…

Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California
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Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath…

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