Five paths for changemakers

For those committed to making the world a better place and believe that government structures and civic action play a key role — here are 5 ways to make change happen.

In memory of those who gave their all

Many spend Memorial Day on a paid holiday. It’s a day we get to spend at the beach with our families and take some time away from our hectic work schedules to try to actually find the time relax — all day long.

Becoming wisely wary

My violin bow coaxes a jaunty, toe-tapping rhythm playing “Ryan’s Rant” as I send love and healing thoughts daily to my 21-year-old grandson Ryan as a musical prayer. Others have been sending prayers for his recovery of health, too — greatly appreciated.

Prepare now for hurricane season

Disconcerting. Unsettling. Troubling. Those are a few words that came to mind after hearing the forecast for the hurricane season in the Central Pacific basin that starts on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.