Jill Richardson

01/29/2015 - 11:24pm

    My social circle was shaken a few days into the new year with an upsetting blog post. A friend I will call Mary is seriously ill. The blogger requested loving messages to her to be sewn into a quilt.

    This bombshell began a flood of phone calls,...

01/23/2015 - 2:59am

    Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Supposedly.

    After a long wait, California’s 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect....

01/15/2015 - 4:31am

    Minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself.

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01/08/2015 - 7:24pm

    What did President Barack Obama mean when he declared that Washington will normalize relations with Cuba?

    Will they become the same as U.S. relations with any other country? Will all Americans be...

12/24/2014 - 4:01pm

    Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves.

    This is, of course, excellent advice. Odds are, most of us — whether...

12/18/2014 - 4:09am

    ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism.

    I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation.

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