Category: Features

2 Your Health: What to Expect When You Get a Massage

Heidi Overman, Licensed Massage Therapist Booking your massage is just the beginning. Setting yourself up for a successful massage is a process and you have more control over it than you think. This is a great way to set yourself up for a successful massage: 1. Arrive early for your massage: Sit and relax before your…

Enhance Your Immune System with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso As the seasons change, we are reminded everywhere to take important steps to enhance our body’s ability to protect itself. Doctors and pharmacies remind us it is time to update our vaccinations with booster shots and get our flu shots. When the immune system is compromised, the risk of getting sick increases significantly.…

Word of the Month: Inutile

David Zapatka Reader Carmela Hopkins writes, “Dear Mr. Zapatka, every month I look for your column in the Splash. Last month’s article particularly grabbed my attention because you mentioned Richard Lederer, whom I read monthly in the Mensa Bulletin. Have you considered an article on the word ‘run?’ It seems like such an obviously simple…

Mudslingers Pottery Club: Potters Rock!

It’s been a great growth year for our Mudslingers membership. We are pleased that 32 new potters joined us this year. As we move from fall through winter then spring, members will be hustling and bustling in the studio in large numbers. This is an exciting time to share your ideas and concepts with other…

Thanks—Giving

Rev. Suzanne Marlatt Stewart “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”—W.J. Cameron. Before the Thanksgiving dinner we give thanks for the richness of our lives and for our wonderful family and friends. For too many people, however, the meaning of Thanksgiving ends with spending a few moments giving thanks at the dinner table. The…

U.S. Military History: Military Birthdays

Ross Dunfee The thought of independence for the 13 English colonies was revolting to the mother country and the colonies knew that they had to band together to obtain their freedom, and they did. The First Continental Congress convened and concluded at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, Penn., Sept. 5 to Oct. 26, 1774. Their primary…

Women of Action Christmas Luncheon

Join Women of Action on Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ranch House Ballroom for a Christmas Luncheon. Speakers: * Border Patrolman Justin Jones * Inspirational Speaker from PragerU and Turning Point USA Alison Kay Furno Entertainment will be provided by SaddleBrooke Winds and Strings. There will be door prizes and a fundraiser…

Writing for Publication—Determined and Deliciously Diverse!

A car explodes. The mafia executes a million-dollar heist. A flower-child sleeps on Grecian beaches and treks across Afghanistan. A Navy brat experiences the perks and pains of growing-up military. A black-widow preys on a change-of-life divorcee. A social outcast rescues a thrift-store clerk’s rent money. A woman’s healing journey revisits childhood pain and unearths…

Nature’s Way: Birding by Ear

Jim Hoagland As we begin our monthly bird survey along the SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) nature trail, I explain to the participants that we will not only record the bird species we see but those that we hear. Visual observation is limited to the direction you are looking at any given time, but sound has no…