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Where to find help regarding: executor and durable/medical powers of attorney

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

By Catherine Haug, October 15, 2017

The “Dear Annie” column in today’s Daily Inter Lake newspaper featured a letter from ‘Alone’ who asks, “How do you decide on an executor, a durable power of attorney, and a medical power of attorney if you have no family or healthy young-enough friends?”

This got my attention because I’ve often asked myself that same question. I too have no blood family and few healthy young-enough friends. Even if you do have family, you never know if one of them will pass on before you do. Fortunately, I have a good attorney whom I trust, to help me. But if you don’t, Annie provided excellent advice. (more…)

Another reason to avoid plastics

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Garbage Can with Lid

Garbage Can with Lid

By Catherine Haug, Oct 2015 (Photo, right, from US Plastics (1)

It is now well known that we should avoid the plastic BPA or BPS because they can cause cancer. But I have long believed that all plastics are bad for our health – not just as a cause for cancer. Recently, my belief has strong scientific support.

Most plastics are not biodegradable, but they do break down in a different, harmful way. They form micro-particles/fibers that make their way into our waters and eventually to the oceans where their pollution of the water is analogous to pollution of our air by micro-particles. Remember how your lungs, sinuses and throat felt this summer from breathing the micro-particles in smoke from forest fires? (more…)

Learning from your grandparents could save your life

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

by Catherine Haug, February 3, 2013

As a kid, I used to follow my Dad around the house and yard, watching (and little did I know, learning) what he did. My Dad was in his 60s; when he retired, he became the homemaker and my Mom became the provider, managing our bar. Having been a bachelor until 1946 (he was 55),  he only knew homemaking the old-fashioned way that he had learned from his Victorian-era parents.

It turns out, these were things that made for a rich and healthful life, and if we would return to at least some of these old-fashioned ways, our lives would be richer and more healthful, according to Dr. Alexandra Carrasco. Read on for more. (more…)

Clever video on The Right to Know What is In Our Food

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012


by Catherine Haug, October 31, 2012

(Frankenfood image, right, used with permission from the Organic Consumers Association)

Check out this short, clever video featuring Danny DeVito and other familiar actors, about California’s Prop 37, which would mandate labeling of GMO foods in California. While we cannot vote for it here, if this measure is passed in California, we all should benefit from the labeling.

If the video doesn’t display below, you can view it at Right to Know Halloween Video.


Go Local Flathead: Guide to Local Businesses

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

by Catherine Haug

The Go Local Flathead organization has just published their Fall/Winter 2010 Guide to Local Businesses. It can be downloaded from the web as a 60 page pdf file that includes not only the advertisements of participating local businesses, but also interesting articles about the importance of shopping local for the betterment of community.

In this issue, I especially enjoyed the article on page 8: Strong Community Means a Strong Economy, by Christine Hensleigh.

This guide is available on the Citizens for a Better Flathead website at their Go Local Flathead page; or you can download directly: Go Local Flathead Fall/Winter 2010 Guide to Local Businesses.

I have added the link to the Go Local Flathead page to our ESP Local/Organic Links in the right-hand column of our home page. From there you can click the link to download the most current issue of the Guide. Look for: Go Local Flathead.

Gathering Summary: Brain Tanning & Uses for Leather Produced, January 27, 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

by Catherine Haug

Fran with Tanned Deer Hide

Fran with Tanned Deer Hide

This event had two presenters. The summary for each presenter is included in the complete Gathering Summary (printable pdf file); see Gathering Summary: Brain Tanning, & Uses for the Leather Produced.

See below for links to Sally’s Flip videos. (more…)