Day: March 20, 2017

“Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water” by Jerry Apps

“Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water” by Jerry Apps c.2017, Wisconsin Historical Society Press $22.95 / higher in Canada 145 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your eyes are on the forecast. Depending on what it says, you’ll either approve or scowl. You don’t want your plans ruined but here’s the thing: you know that weather changes and you can’t do anything about it anyhow. So read the new book “Never Curse the Rain” by Jerry Apps, and learn to appreciate what comes from the skies. Growing up on a farm in north central Wisconsin...

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“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” by Danielle Ofri, MD

“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” by Danielle Ofri, MD c.2017, Beacon Press $24.95 / $33.95 Canada 242 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The examination wasn’t bad. The idea of it, perhaps, was worse. Your doctor took your vitals, looked in your mouth, felt around your jaw, and thumped your back. He asked questions, you answered, got down from the table, got dressed, and got your prescription. In and out in fifteen minutes but what just happened?  After reading the new book “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” by Danielle Ofri, MD, the answer may be “not enough.”...

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District champs highlight choir concert

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Fresh off winning a pair of district championships and acceptance to the Rose City Sing-Off, McNary’s girls and boys a cappella groups, Something Blue and Dangertones, will take the stage in the high school’s spring choir concert, Take Me Home, on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ken Collins Theater. Winning district wasn’t a surprise for Something Blue after capturing the Oregon Music Education Association state title in female vocal ensemble last year but they did feel the pressure to repeat. “It made me more nervous,” Ella Garro said. “We won...

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