By Sharon Whitley Larsen “If you encounter a bear, remain calm. Do not approach, chase, feed or run from a bear.” As I strolled along a marked pathway to take a good photo of Mendenhall Glacier, I read the brochure from the visitors center, where, according to my guide, Elizabeth Arnett of the Juneau Convention… Continue Reading Juneau: America’s Most Scenic State Capital
By Sarah Smiley I have sometimes had a love-hate relationship with the military. After 34 years as a dependent (I was born while my dad was on a 7-month deployment), this seems reasonable to me. Not everyone agrees. Military wives (forget the politically correct “spouse;” I’m a wife) should be selfless, upbeat and totally devoted… Continue Reading The Modern Military Wife’s Dilemma
BY MARY HUNT Dear Mary: We have a large family, and we plan to take a road trip this summer because it’s significantly cheaper than flying. We often are tempted to spend a lot on eating out when we take road trips, as we cannot bring the kitchen with us. What suggestions do you have… Continue Reading How To Vacation Without Going Broke
By Caroline Dipping San Diego County is home to 18 state parks and beaches, not to mention dozens of city- and county-run outdoor venues. If the call of the wild (or suburban trail) beckons you this summer, you’re going to need a supply of quick fuel. Trail mix has long fit the nutritional bill for… Continue Reading Trail Mix Is Personal, so Concoct Your Own Batch of Nuts, Fruits
BY MARK MAYNARD Volkswagen’s diesel-powered Jetta SportWagen is simple, functional and honest. But with a little more back seat space, it could be so much more to so many more users. Clean-diesel technology has evolved from what was once a fringe passenger-car fuel to what is now a mainstream choice in the United States. And… Continue Reading Diesel-Powered Jetta SportWagen is Simple and Functional on the Highway
It was only appropriate that basic cadets’ first meal in Mitchell Hall would be cold turkey.
Academy appointees for the Class of 2014 shed civilian clothes, high school ways of doing things and hair-in some cases, a lot of it-during inprocessing June 24. Continue Reading Class of 2014 makes entrance on the Hill
Diversity is a prime topic among many universities across the nation. It’s especially important at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the reasons are more than skin-deep. Continue Reading Focus on newcomers: Class of 2014
By Sarah Smiley Last Monday I went to the grocery store, as I always do, to stock up on food for the week. By noon on Tuesday, most of what I had bought was gone. It is officially summer. If you need me, I will either be restocking the pantry or drying pool towels. If… Continue Reading Who’s in Favor of Year-Round School?
By Jef Haught DEVELOPER: High Moon Studios PUBLISHER: Activision SYSTEM: Microsoft Xbox 360 (PC, PS3) PRICE: $59.99 ESRB RATING: Teen REVIEW RATING: 4.5 stars (out of 5) When Michael Bay punished mech fans with the moronic sequel to his enjoyable “Transformers” movie, I was done with the series. So, imagine my surprise when I discovered… Continue Reading ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ is Surprisingly Good
By Jim Farber In the pantheon of thrilling stories about the Wild West, surprisingly little ink has been allotted to the enterprising men and women who built the hotels and served the meals that turned the frontier into a more user-friendly place to visit. In the American West the names of Fred Harvey and the… Continue Reading Into the Woods: Shadow Lake Lodge Offers Perfect Canadian Getaway