Veteran comic and V.A.

Navy veteran Jason Mack shares his story about the horrors of the Veterans Administration in seeking medical help, and channeling his dark place into a comedy set.

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Homes and grandmothers

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Losing a home is devastating. How do you move forward? Journalist Sally Ooms traveled the country collecting first person narratives in her book, “Finding Home; How Americans Prevail.

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New books and Earth Day

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Looking for new books to read? Authors introduce their books at a recent book fair event. And, in honor of Earth Day, vendors at an Earth Day event share insight, and resources.

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Time outs and deserts

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Even psychologists need advice now and then. When Professor Jacqueline Keller’s friends and colleagues suggested she quit an academia job at which she was clearly miserable, she listened.

After spending seven months in one of her favorite places, she wrote a book about her experience – Death Valley: A Winter’s Journey.

Where would you choose to spend seven months?

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Love and Marriage

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A celebratory toast to love this Valentine’s Day, with this interview of three couples who have collectively been married 184 years. Bill and Josephine Littlejohn (69 years), Odell and Dorothy Gifford (73 years), and Harry and Marion Farris (42 years).

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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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Veterans and canals

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This week, I talk with someone who is actually helping veterans – Wind Walker, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Forgotten Warrior; Veterans Helping Veterans – who doesn’t pull his punches.

And, we visit the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area in Georgia.

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