Shades of Blue and depression

“Hope” can be a foreign concept to those in the midst of severe or suicidal depression. Yet, the book “Shades of Blue” offers just that – hope. Thirty-five essays written by individuals with different backgrounds and histories share diverse issues, and how they have managed to, if not overcome them, learned to manage them. Three of the contributing essay authors read excerpts from their essays at the independent bookstore, The Avid Reader, in Davis, California.

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Science/Engineering and students

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Is there a way to alert a school’s football coach of a player’s possible concussion? Is fracking a viable environmental concern? What are practical steps to assist people suffering from depression?

These and several other hypotheses were posed by middle and high school students in the recent Snyopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair. It’s encouraging to see young people looking for solutions.

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Roots and tunes

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South Sac Jooks‘ American root music start the new year off on a high note (pun intended.) We talk a little about the history of root music, and the Jooks play a couple of tunes with harmonica, guitar, washboard, and string bucket bass for instruments.

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Adventures and rugs

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Most people talk about embarking on adventures. Vern Jones has spent 88 years living them.

And, we visit Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona.

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Fitness and shipwrecks

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A conversation with Sally Edwards, co-founder of Fleet Feet and Upbeat Workouts, expert in exercise science, healthy and active lifestyle living.

And, we visit Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.

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