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American Life

An American Wake up Call

Andy Tsagaris | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Andy Tsagaris

Dear America, please open your eyes. Growing up in poverty does not have to be part of the American way.

On the Road With Humbert and Lolita, 60 Years Later

Landon Jones | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Landon Jones

Imagine if Humbert and Lolita were to return to the road again in 2013. What has changed since then on the American landscape? What might that tell us about whom we have become?

The American Dream Is Dead: Long Live the American Dream

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Evanne Schmarder

I love full-timers, but being a generation younger than most of our on-the-road peers puts us into another category -- young, full-time RVers -- and that comes with its own set of rewards and challenges.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The topic of reinvention is everywhere in American culture. Cultural shifts and economic forces have affected artists and entrepreneurs, people on the street and people in high-rise towers.

Make May Your Official Family Mealtime Month: A How-To Guide

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Your kids will not only benefit from family mealtime -- they'll remember their experiences fondly into adulthood and will pass the tradition on to their children. Here is a four-step guide for parents to bring mealtime back and include their children in the process.

"Freedom" to Try to Write Literature

Robert Schwab | Posted 03.04.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Finally having finished Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, I wanted to review it here, hoping to acknowledge the long-term pleasure one gets from reading even when the quality of the writing is less than you might have hoped.

The Queen Is Dead, Long Live the Queen

Hélène Brenkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hélène Brenkman

Mark the historical date and place: Saturday, November 14, 2009, at MOCA's 30th annual gala, Lady Gaga threw Madonna off her throne as queen of pop.

American Life Worth Less Today: AP

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — It's not just the American dollar that's losing value. A government agency has decided that an American life isn't worth what it us...